awaken


awaken

verb

Definition of AWAKEN

1
to cause to stop sleeping <be quiet or you'll awaken the kids>
Synonyms arouse, awake, awaken, knock up [British], rouse, waken
Near Antonyms hypnotize, mesmerize
Antonyms lull
2
to cease to be asleep <guests at the B and B usually awaken to the smell of fresh pancakes>
Near Antonyms catnap, conk (off or out), doze, drop off, nap, nod, rest, sleep, slumber, snooze; bed (down), couch, doss (down) [chiefly British], flop, kip (down) [British], retire, sack out, turn in; lie up, sleep in; oversleep

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