:to cease sleeping :to wake up
- She awoke late that morning.
- The next day we awoke to the sound of drums.
- —Sarah Ferrell
:to become aroused or active again
:to become conscious or aware of something
- awoke to the possibilities
- At the same time, Italian prosecutors awoke to the international magnitude of their Sicilian underworld …
- —Selwyn Raab
:to arouse from sleep or a sleeplike state
- He was awoken by the storm.
:to make active :to stir up
- an experience that awoke old memories