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


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