awaken

awaken
verb (awakened; awakening) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English awæcnian, from a- + wæcnian to waken Date: before 12th century awakeawakener noun

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  • awaken — awake, awaken, wake, waken 1. forms. Although the history of these words, and in particular of the various forms of past tense and past participle, is highly complex (see the OED entry), in current use awake and wake can be paired as strong verbs …   Modern English usage

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