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. [1913 Webster]

Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish. --Matt. viii. 25. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

It way awake my bounty further. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

No sunny gleam awakes the trees. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • awoken — /euh woh keuhn/, v. a pp. of awake. * * * …   Universalium

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