Definitions for wakenˈweɪ kən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wak•enˈweɪ kən(v.t.)

  1. to rouse from sleep; wake.

  2. to stir up or excite; arouse; awaken:

    to waken the reader's interest.

  3. (v.i.)to awake; awaken; wake.

Origin of waken:

bef. 900; ME waknen, OE wæcnan, c. ON vakna; akin to wake1; see -en1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse(verb)

    cause to become awake or conscious

    "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

  2. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken(verb)

    stop sleeping

    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"


  1. waken(Verb)

    To awake or rouse from sleep; to stir.

  2. Origin: wæcnan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waken(verb)

    to wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened

  2. Waken(verb)

    to excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to awaken

  3. Waken(verb)

    to excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken

Translations for waken

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to wake

What time are you going to waken him?; I wakened early.

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