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awake

[ uh-weyk ]
/ 蓹藞we瑟k /
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verb (used with or without object), a路woke [uh-wohk] /蓹藞wo蕣k/ or a路waked, a路woke or a路waked or a路wo路ken [uh-woh-kuhn], /蓹藞wo蕣 k蓹n/, a路wak路ing.
to wake up; rouse from sleep: I awoke at six with a feeling of dread.
to rouse to action; become active: His flagging interest awoke.
to come or bring to an awareness; become cognizant (often followed by to): She awoke to the realities of life.
adjective
waking; not sleeping.
vigilant; alert: They were awake to the danger.
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Origin of awake

First recorded before 1000; Middle English awaken, Old English awacen, past participle of aw忙cnan; see a1, waken

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British Dictionary definitions for awake

awake
/ (蓹藞we瑟k) /

verb awakes, awaking, awoke, awaked, awoken or awaked
to emerge or rouse from sleep; wake
to become or cause to become alert
(usually foll by to) to become or make aware (of)to awake to reality
Also: awaken (tr) to arouse (feelings, etc) or cause to remember (memories, etc)
adjective (postpositive)
not sleeping
(sometimes foll by to) lively or alert

Word Origin for awake

Old English awacian, awacan; see wake 1

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