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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.


  1. awaken

    Awaken means to stop sleeping or to make someone stop sleeping; to rouse from a state of sleep or inactivity; It can also mean to become conscious or aware of something. This term can be used both literally, as in waking up from a night's sleep, and metaphorically, as in awakening to a new realization or truth.

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. 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.

  2. Aaron Bruce:

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

  3. H.W. Mann:

    Spirituality is life through awareness of our true essence. In essence we are of the energetic realm. We are conscious energy. We illuminate from source. Like rays of sunshine illuminating from the sun, each of us are part of the whole. Collectively we make up supreme consciousness. The purpose of human life is for each of us to express our higher self. To awaken. Together we complete the whole. As we awaken, the greater good is done.

  4. Thomas Vinterberg:

    What I find very important to stress here is that behind that there's a population of pretty good-hearted people who I just think are confused and fearful about what's going on, and I'm hopeful -- I don't think that this film will change anything -- but hopefully the values of generosity and sharing can re-awaken at some point.

  5. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    The seeds of greatness lie dormant within, waiting for the nurturing touch of purpose to awaken them.

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  • صحى, استيقظ, أَصْحَى, أَيْقَظَ, أَفَاقَArabic
  • vzbuditCzech
  • wach werden, aufwachen, aufwecken, wecken, erwachenGerman
  • despertar, despertarseSpanish
  • بلند کردن, بیدار کردن, بلن کردن, بیدار شدنPersian
  • havahduttaa, herättää, herätäFinnish
  • se réveiller, réveillerFrench
  • dùisgScottish Gaelic
  • զարթնեցնել, արթնանալ, զարթնել, արթնացնելArmenian
  • eveliarInterlingua
  • לְהָעִירHebrew
  • 目覚める, 目を覚ます, 起こす, 起きるJapanese
  • excito, excitorLatin
  • wakker maken, wakker worden, wekken, zich opwekkenDutch
  • acordar, despertarPortuguese
  • hatariyQuechua
  • deștepta, trezi, sculaRomanian
  • просну́ться, просыпа́ться, разбуди́ть, буди́ть, пробуди́ться, пробуди́ть, пробужда́ться, пробужда́тьRussian
  • väckaSwedish
  • si dispierter, dispierter, rewoeyî, si rewoeyîWalloon

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