v. a·woke (ə-wōk) or a·waked, a·waked or a·wok·en (ə-wōkən), a·wak·ing, a·wakes
1. To rouse from sleep; waken: "It was almost dark when the sound of crickets awoke her" (Jonathan Safran Foer).
2. To make aware of: The report awoke him to the possibilities of a compromise.
3. To stir up (memories, for example).
1. To wake up.
2. To become alert.
3. To become aware or cognizant: "Web publishers have awaked to the idea that they need to offer not only material appealing to children, but a little supervision as well" (Laurie J. Flynn). See Usage Note at wake1.
1. Completely conscious; not in a state of sleep.
2. Fully alert; attuned. See Synonyms at aware.
[Middle English awaken, from Old English āwacan : ā-, intensive pref. + wacan, wake; see WAKE1.]
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