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awaken

a·wak·en

awaken

pronunciation:
weI kn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: awakened, awakening, awakens
definition 1: to wake from sleep.
The song of birds awakened her.
synonyms:
arouse, awake, get up, rouse, wake
similar words:
revive
definition 2: to make sharply aware.
The hike awakened us to the beauty of nature.
synonyms:
awake
similar words:
arouse, rouse, stir
derivation: awakener (n.)
Word Parts
The word awaken contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.