verb (awakes, awaking, awoke or awaked, awoken or awaked)
- (intransitive) to become conscious after having sleep, slept.
- (transitive) to cause somebody to stop sleep, sleeping.
- (transitive) to excite or to stir up something latent.
adjective (predicative only)
- Dutch: wekken
- French: reveiller
- German: erwecken
- Italian: svegliare
- Spanish: despertar
Etymology: From Middle English awaken, from Old English awacan, from a- (intensive prefix) + wacan (wake).
- not asleep; conscious.
- (vulgar) acquainted with, knowing the business.
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