waken

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verb wak·en \ˈwā-kən\

Definition of waken

wakened

;

wakening

play \ˈwāk-niŋ, ˈwā-kə-\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  awake —often used with up

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to rouse especially out of sleep :  wake

Examples of waken in a Sentence

  1. a sudden loud noise wakened us

  2. she usually wakens when sunlight begins to stream through the windows

Origin and Etymology of waken

Middle English waknen, from Old English wæcnian; akin to Old Norse vakna to awaken, Old English wæccan to watch


First Known Use: 14th century


WAKEN Defined for English Language Learners

waken

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verb wak·en \ˈwā-kən\

Definition of waken for English Language Learners

  • : to stop sleeping or to cause (someone) to stop sleeping


WAKEN Defined for Kids

waken

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verb wak·en \ˈwā-kən\

Definition of waken for Students

wakened

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wakening

  1. :  1wake 1 The sound of thunder wakened me.


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