A*wake" (?), v. t. [imp. Awoke (?), Awaked (); p. p. Awaked; (Obs.) Awaken, Awoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Awaking. The form Awoke is sometimes used as a p. p.] [AS. awaecnan, v. i. (imp. awc), and awacian, v. i. (imp. awacode). See Awaken, Wake.]


To rouse from sleep.; to wake; to awaken.

Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her. Tennyson.

And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish. Matt. viii. 25.


To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.

I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie. Goldsmith.

It way awake my bounty further. Shak.

No sunny gleam awakes the trees. Keble.


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A*wake" (?), v. i.

To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death.

The national spirit again awoke. Freeman.

Awake to righteousness, and sin not. 1 Cor. xv. 34.


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A*wake", a. [From awaken, old p. p. of awake.]

Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.

Before whom awake I stood. Milton.

She still beheld, Now wide awake, the vision of her sleep. Keats.

He was awake to the danger. Froude.


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