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1. waken

verb. ['ˈweɪkən'] stop sleeping.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • fall asleep
  • calm
  • rest
  • sleep

Etymology

  • wæcnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word waken


1. Verb, base form
Residents go to the cemeteries and play loud drums all night to waken a god named Baron Samedi.

Quotes containing the word waken


1. Wild dreams torment me as I lie. And though a god lives in my heart, though all my power waken at his word, though he can move my every inmost part - yet nothing in the outer world is stirred. thus by existence tortured and oppressed I crave for death, I long for rest.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, Part One

2. Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things of the universe into life.
- C.S. Lewis

2. waken

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep
  • dissuade
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • wæcnan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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