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ˈweɪ kənwak·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"


  1. wakenverb

    To awake or rouse from sleep; to stir.

  2. Etymology: wæcnan.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Wakenverb

    When he was waken’d with the noise,
    And saw the beast so small;
    What’s this, quoth he, that gives so weak a voice,
    That wakens men withal? Edmund Spenser.

    A man that is wakened out of sleep. Zech. iv. 1.

    We make no longer stay; go, waken Eve. John Milton.

    Then ’s and Tyrtæus’ martial muse
    Waken’d the world, and sounded loud alarms. Wentworth Dillon.

    They introduce
    Their sacred song, and waken raptures high. John Milton.

  2. To Wakenverb

    To wake; to cease from sleep; to be roused from sleep.

    Etymology: from wake.

    Early Turnus wak’ning with the light,
    All clad in armour, calls his troops to fight. Dryden.


  1. waken

    Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavioral responses to the external world. Being awake is the opposite of being asleep, in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing.


  1. waken

    Waken is a verb that means to cease to sleep or to cause to stop sleeping, to rouse from a state of sleep or to become awake. It can also refer to making something active or prompting it to take action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wakenverb

    to wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened

  2. Wakenverb

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

  3. Wakenverb

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

  4. Etymology: [OE. waknen, AS. wcnan; akin to Goth. gawaknan. See Wake, v. i.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waken in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waken in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of waken in a Sentence

  1. Tryon Edwards:

    To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.

  2. Pearl S. Buck:

    Love alone could waken love.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. howdah
    • B. impounding
    • C. sapling
    • D. instigation

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