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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

Awaken \A*wak"en\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Awakened}; p. pr. &
   vb. n. {Awakening}.] [OE. awakenen, awaknen, AS.
   [=a]w[ae]cnan, [=a]w[ae]cnian, v. i.; pref. on- + w[ae]cnan
   to wake. Cf. {Awake}, v. t.]
   To rouse from sleep or torpor; to awake; to wake.

         [He] is dispatched Already to awaken whom thou nam'st.

         Their consciences are thoroughly awakened. --Tillotson.

   Syn: To arouse; excite; stir up; call forth.

Source : WordNet®

     v 1: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the
          drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
          [syn: {wake}, {waken}, {rouse}, {wake up}, {arouse}]
          [ant: {cause to sleep}]
     2: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
        [syn: {wake up}, {awake}, {arouse}, {wake}, {come alive},
        {waken}] [ant: {fall asleep}]
     3: make aware; "They were awakened to the sad facts"
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