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1. awaken

verb. ['əˈweɪkən'] cause to become awake or conscious.

Synonyms

  • wake up
  • bring back
  • rouse
  • wake
  • bring round
  • waken
  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • bring to
  • bring around
  • call
  • arouse

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep
  • dissuade
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • awake (English)
  • awaken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word awaken


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They awaken and begin to prepare for becoming adult Isabella tiger moths.

2. Verb, base form
Adherents believe its sound can awaken a person from ignorance.

3. Verb, past tense
Apricots awaken quickly after winter.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes we'll doze off during the episode — and awaken to find that Oscar's changed the channel.

Quotes containing the word awaken


1. From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

3. No single event can awaken within us a stranger whose existence we had never suspected. To live is to be slowly born.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras

2. awaken

verb. ['əˈweɪkən'] stop sleeping.

Synonyms

  • kip
  • wake up
  • change state
  • wake
  • sleep
  • waken
  • awake
  • slumber
  • catch some Z's
  • turn
  • log Z's
  • arouse

Antonyms

  • fall asleep
  • calm
  • rest
  • sleep

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • awake (English)
  • awaken (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. awaken

verb. ['əˈweɪkən'] make aware.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • affect
  • move

Antonyms

  • loosen
  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase

Etymology

  • -en (English)
  • -en (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • awake (English)
  • awaken (Middle English (1100-1500))
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