A*wak"en (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Awakened (); p. pr. & vb. n. Awakening.] [OE. awakenen, awaknen, AS. awaecnan, awaecnian, v. i.; pref. on- + waecnan to wake. Cf. Awake, v. t.]

To rouse from sleep or torpor; to awake; to wake.

[He] is dispatched Already to awaken whom thou nam'st. Cowper.

Their consciences are thoroughly awakened. Tillotson.

Syn. -- To arouse; excite; stir up; call forth.

 

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