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awaken

play
verb awak·en \ə-ˈwā-kən\

Simple Definition of awaken

  • : to stop sleeping : to wake up

Full Definition of awaken

awak·enedawak·en·ingplay \-ˈwāk-niŋ, -ˈwā-kə-\

  1. :  awake

awak·en·er play \-ˈwāk-nər, -ˈwā-kə-\ noun

Examples of awaken

  1. She usually awakens several times during the night.

  2. A loud noise awakened her.



Origin of awaken

Middle English, from Old English awæcnian, from a- + wæcnian to waken


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with awaken



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