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awaken

a·wak·en

awaken

 
pronunciation:
weI kn
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: awakened, awakening, awakens
definition 1: to wake from sleep.
The sound of her husband's snoring awakened her.
synonyms:
arouse, awake, get up, rouse, wake
similar words:
call, raise, revive
definition 2: to make or become keenly aware.
The documentary awakened many people to the seriousness of the problem.
synonyms:
awake, wake
similar words:
arouse, quicken, rouse, stir
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derivation: awakener (n.)
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