Awaken - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈweɪkən|  American pronunciation of the word awaken
Brit.  |əˈweɪk(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word awaken

verb

- cause to become awake or conscious (syn: arouse, rouse, wake, waken)
- stop sleeping (syn: arouse, awake, wake, waken)
- make aware

They were awakened to the sad facts

Examples

She usually awakens several times during the night.

A loud noise awakened her.

I hate being awakened from a deep sleep by a loud bell.

He sighed but did not awaken.

We must awaken the people to the dangers facing our country.

She was awakened by a noise at two in the morning.

Bill slept a little until he was awakened to take his turn on guard.

Early involvement in music can awaken an interest that will last a lifetime.

They were awakened to the sad facts

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: awaken
he/she/it: awakens
present participle: awakening
past tense: awakened
past participle: awakened
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