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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Awake \A*wake"\, v. i.
   To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep;
   and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as
   inaction or death.

         The national spirit again awoke.         --Freeman.

         Awake to righteousness, and sin not.     --1 Cor. xv.

Awake \A*wake"\, v. t. [imp. {Awoke}, {Awaked}; p. p. {Awaked};
   (Obs.) {Awaken}, {Awoken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Awaking}. The
   form {Awoke} is sometimes used as a p. p.] [AS.
   [=a]w[ae]cnan, v. i. (imp. aw[=o]c), and [=a]wacian, v. i.
   (imp. awacode). See {Awaken}, {Wake}.]
   1. To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.

            Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her.

            And his disciples came to him, and awoke him,
            saying, Lord, save us; we perish.     --Matt. viii.

   2. To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death,
      stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new
      life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the
      dormant faculties.

            I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie.

            It way awake my bounty further.       --Shak.

            No sunny gleam awakes the trees.      --Keble.

Awake \A*wake"\, a. [From awaken, old p. p. of awake.]
   Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of
   vigilance or action.

         Before whom awake I stood.               --Milton.

         She still beheld, Now wide awake, the vision of her
         sleep.                                   --Keats.

         He was awake to the danger.              --Froude.

Source : WordNet®

     v : stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
         [syn: {wake up}, {arouse}, {awaken}, {wake}, {come alive},
          {waken}] [ant: {fall asleep}]
     [also: {awoken}, {awoke}]

     adj 1: not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake
            thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
            [syn: {awake(p)}] [ant: {asleep(p)}]
     2: not unconscious; especially having become conscious; "the
        patient is now awake and alert" [syn: {alert}, {awake(p)}]
     3: (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally
        perceptive; "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is
        going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was
        now awake to the reality of his predicament" [syn: {alert},
         {alive(p)}, {awake(p)}]
     [also: {awoken}, {awoke}]
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