Thesaurus

waken

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of waken

1 to cause to stop sleeping
  • a sudden loud noise wakened us

Synonyms for waken

Words Related to waken

Near Antonyms for waken

Antonyms for waken

2 to cease to be asleep
  • she usually wakens when sunlight begins to stream through the windows

Synonyms for waken

Words Related to waken

Near Antonyms for waken

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About waken

Time Traveler for waken

Time Traveler

The first known use of waken was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near waken

wakefulness

waken

wakened

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Waken.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/waken. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!