awaken

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /əˈweɪkən/

Verb[change]

Plain form
awaken

Third-person singular
awakens

Past tense
awakened

Past participle
awakened

Present participle
awakening

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you awaken somebody, they stop sleeping because of something you do.
    I was awakened a little after 11:00 by the phone.
    I get to sleep easily and awaken feeling good.
  2. (transitive) If something awakens your senses, a memory, a feeling, etc., it brings your attention to them.
    The smell of lemons awakened a memory from childhood.

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