awaken (someone or something) to (something)

idiom

somewhat formal
: to make (someone or something) aware of (something)
The book will awaken their minds to the beauty of nature.

Examples of awaken (someone or something) to (something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the peak of the pandemic, Chris Stapleton would often awaken to find little unmarked bottles of whiskey on his doorstep. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 20 Jan. 2024 Just set your alarm an hour earlier, and your guests will awaken to the sweet aromas of biscuits baking and gravy simmering. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 21 Nov. 2023 Read the full Pisces Daily Horoscope Aries (March 21 - April 19) You my awaken to a different take on money. USA TODAY, 31 July 2023 Each time, we are told that a great soccer ambassador has arrived, and that Americans will at last awaken to the wonders of the Beautiful Game. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, 23 July 2023 To walk a city led by your senses rather than a destination is to awaken to the city and, possibly, to yourself. Stephanie Rosenbloom, New York Times, 19 June 2023 Value investing is a quest for tarnished gems, underappreciated stocks that the market will some day awaken to. Larry Light, Fortune, 20 Jan. 2022 If the recent trend continues, someday, females could awaken to a world in which males are not yet reproductively mature, which could throw off their mating cycle. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2023 Much of the country would not awaken to the threat of school shootings until the next year, when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 others at Columbine. John Woodrow Cox, Mark Berman and Steven Rich, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Dec. 2021 See More

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“Awaken (someone or something) to (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awaken%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20to%20%28something%29. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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