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waken

wak·en

waken

pronunciation:
weI kn
part of speech: verb
inflections: wakened, wakening, wakens
definition 1: to cause to stop sleeping; awake.
The sun wakened him every morning.
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
arouse, wake
definition 2: to make more active; stir.
The book wakened his interest in bugs.
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
arouse, rouse, stir
definition 3: to stop sleeping; become awake; wake up.
He wakened from his nap when the phone rang.
similar words:
rouse, wake