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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 awak·en /əˈwekən/
 (vt.)(vi.)喚醒,醒來,喚起

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·wak·en v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Awakened p. pr. & vb. n. Awakening.]  To rouse from sleep or torpor; to awake; to wake.
 [He] is dispatched
 Already to awaken whom thou nam'st.   --Cowper.
    Their consciences are thoroughly awakened.   --Tillotson.
 Syn: -- To arouse; excite; stir up; call forth.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·wake v. t. [imp. Awoke Awaked p. p. Awaked; (Obs.) Awaken, Awoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Awaking. The form Awoke is sometimes used as a p. p.]
 1. To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.
    Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her.   --Tennyson.
    And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish.   --Matt. viii. 25.
 2. To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.
    I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie.   --Goldsmith.
    It way awake my bounty further.   --Shak.
    No sunny gleam awakes the trees.   --Keble.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 awaken
      v 1: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the
           drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
           [syn: wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse]
           [ant: cause to sleep]
      2: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
         [syn: wake up, awake, arouse, wake, come alive,
         waken] [ant: fall asleep]
      3: make aware; "They were awakened to the sad facts"