A trip here—for business or pleasure—is sure to awaken your senses, empty your wallet, and open your eyes.
The New York Times has only recently begun to awaken from its 10-year slumber.
I get lifted by yearning, as if I were going to melt into him again, then I awaken to reality and seek to quiet my feelings.
Half a year earlier, he presciently said Sunnis had begun to “awaken” (his word) in Anbar Province.
Zionism hardly resolved my problems of modern Jewish identity, but it did awaken my pride in peoplehood.
Remember that when I see you, you awaken much sorrow and much joy.
Such a statement from any man might awaken interest, but Estabrook was not any man.
One of my duties was to awaken these poor, little waif children for Mass at five thirty in the morning.
He could not bear to awaken her, and surely it was not necessary.
He does outrage to a bona Dea: she to the monasticism of the Court of Law: and he and she awaken unhallowed emotions.
Old English awæcnan (intransitive), "to spring into being, arise, originate," also, less often, "to wake up;" earlier onwæcnan, from a- (1) "on" + wæcnan (see waken). Transitive meaning "to rouse from sleep" is recorded from 1510s; figurative sense of "to stir up, rouse to activity" is from c.1600.
Originally strong declension (past tense awoc, past participle awacen), already in Old English it was confused with awake (v.) and a weak past tense awæcnede (modern awakened) emerged and has since become the accepted form, with awoke and awoken transferred to awake. Subtle shades of distinction determine the use of awake or awaken in modern English. Related: Awakening.