to wake up; rouse from sleep:
I awoke at six with a feeling of dread.
to rouse to action; become active:
His flagging interest awoke.
to come or bring to an awareness; become cognizant (often followed by to):
She awoke to the realities of life.
waking; not sleeping.
They were awake to the danger.
When Brandon awaked on the following morning the sun was already high in the sky.
Cord and Creese James de Mille
Perhaps it was the noise that had awaked him; and he was just in the act of hastening forward to the rescue.
Bruin Mayne Reid
No organ then pealed forth its reverent tones and awaked the church with dulcet harmonies: a pitch-pipe often the sole instrument.
The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
You must be awaked to the affairs of the world—especially such an affair as this.
Kept in the Dark Anthony Trollope
Retired worn out; slept soundly; awaked by mate telling me that both man of watch and steersman missing.
Dracula Bram Stoker
At last there came an answer, as though the speaker had just awaked.
The Young Mountaineers Charles Egbert Craddock
But then, ages of years had passed, since I had awaked—tens of thousands of years!
The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
Frequently after awaking I was distinctly aware of what movements of hers had awaked me.
The Story of the Mind James Mark Baldwin
We were awaked in our encampment, between four and five o’clock, the next morning, by a shower of rain.
Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River, in 1820 Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Unceremoniously Stair Garland awaked Louis from his drowse in the cave’s mouth.
Patsy S. R. Crockett
verb awakes, awaking, awoke, awaked, awoken, awaked
to emerge or rouse from sleep; wake
to become or cause to become alert
(usually foll by to) to become or make aware (of): to awake to reality
(transitive) Also awaken. to arouse (feelings, etc) or cause to remember (memories, etc)
(sometimes foll by to) lively or alert
a merger of two Middle English verbs: 1. awaken, from Old English awæcnan (earlier onwæcnan; strong, past tense awoc, past participle awacen) “to awake, arise, originate,” from a “on” + wacan “to arise, become awake” (see wake (v.)); and 2. awakien, from Old English awacian (weak, past participle awacode) “to awaken, revive; arise; originate, spring from,” from a “on” (see a (2)) + wacian “to be awake, remain awake, watch” (see watch (v.)).
Both originally were intransitive only; the transitive sense being expressed by Middle English awecchen (from Old English aweccan) until later Middle English. In Modern English, the tendency has been to restrict the strong past tense and past participle (awoke, awoken) to the original intransitive sense and the weak inflection (awakened) to the transitive, but this never has been complete (see wake (v.); also cf. awaken).
“not asleep,” c.1300, shortened from awaken, past participle of Old English awæcnan (see awaken).
Alert, Well, and Keeping Energetic Network
to awake; waken. Historical Examples He did not coo at daybreak, “Joy possesses us, We did injure the awakener.” The Fijians Basil Thomson The man absorbed and involved in business is not an awakener or reminder of the Perfect. The Myth in Marriage Alice Hubbard “Pathos is a tide; often it carries the awakener of […]
rousing; quickening: an awakening interest in ballet. the act of awaking from sleep. a revival of interest or attention. a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness of something: a rude awakening to the disagreeable facts. a renewal of interest in religion, especially in a community; a revival. to awake; waken. Contemporary Examples Then the tribes […]
to wake up; rouse from sleep: I awoke at six with a feeling of dread. to rouse to action; become active: His flagging interest awoke. to come or bring to an awareness; become cognizant (often followed by to): She awoke to the realities of life. waking; not sleeping. vigilant; alert: They were awake to the […]
to give as due or merited; assign or bestow: to award prizes. to bestow by judicial decree; assign or appoint by deliberate judgment, as in arbitration: The plaintiff was awarded damages of $100,000. something awarded, as a payment or medal. Law. a decision after consideration; a judicial sentence. the decision of arbitrators on a matter […]