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Definitions for awaken
əˈweɪ kənawak·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouseverb

    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, wakenverb

    stop sleeping

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

  3. awakenverb

    make aware

    "They were awakened to the sad facts"


  1. awakenverb

    To cause to become awake.

  2. awakenverb

    To cause to become conscious.

  3. awakenverb

    To stop sleeping.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Awakenv.a. and v.n.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awaken

    of Awake

  2. Awakenverb

    to rouse from sleep or torpor; to awake; to wake


  1. Awaken

    Awaken is an underground rock band / indie music project based in Belgium. They released two official albums and numerous demo tapes and web-only singles since their early days in 1988. Not related to the modern Belgian scene at all, Awaken gained interest from Vietnamese people since the release of a Vietnamese song and legend, "Chú Mèo Ngủ Quên", and in Japan with the virtual EP "別府NIGHTS". Recently, a cover of a Vietnamese children song "Rửa Mặt Như Mèo" has been recorded and has been heard on Vietnamese internet, though not officially released. Since 2005, Awaken is part of the team of the indies Japanese label It's Oh! Music based in Miyazaki city.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of awaken in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of awaken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of awaken in a Sentence

  1. Sharon Holland:

    I can't imagine this announcement would be made in a public press conference if there was going to be something that was going to awaken and evoke the rawness of all of this once again, i don't think we would be hearing it spoken in that venue if that were the case.

  2. Aaron Bruce:

    Awaken the sleep, protect the weak, and guide the strong.

  3. Albert Camus:

    When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

  4. Natalie Dautovich:

    It's more difficult to awaken from [this stage] of sleep than [others], whenever you wake up from a deeper stage of sleep, you can experience sleep inertia, which is a feeling of disorientation.

  5. White House:

    It would also awaken every American to this simple fact: if this scourge has not found you or your family yet, without bold action by everyone, it soon will, you, Mr. President, are the only person who can bring this type of intensity to the emergency, and we believe you have the will to do so and to do so immediately.

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  • أَيْقَظَ, أَصْحَى, صحى, أَفَاقَ, استيقظArabic
  • vzbuditCzech
  • wach werden, wecken, aufwachen, erwachen, aufweckenGerman
  • despertarse, despertarSpanish
  • بلند کردن, بیدار شدن, بیدار کردن, بلن کردنPersian
  • herätä, herättää, havahduttaaFinnish
  • réveiller, se réveillerFrench
  • dùisgScottish Gaelic
  • զարթնեցնել, արթնացնել, արթնանալ, զարթնելArmenian
  • eveliarInterlingua
  • 目覚める, 起こす, 起きる, 目を覚ますJapanese
  • excitor, excitoLatin
  • zich opwekken, wakker maken, wekken, wakker wordenDutch
  • acordar, despertarPortuguese
  • hatariyQuechua
  • trezi, scula, deșteptaRomanian
  • просну́ться, пробуди́ться, буди́ть, пробужда́ть, пробуди́ть, разбуди́ть, просыпа́ться, пробужда́тьсяRussian
  • väckaSwedish
  • si rewoeyî, rewoeyî, dispierter, si dispierterWalloon

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