verb (used with or without object), a·woke or a·waked, a·woke or a·waked or a·wo·ken, a·wak·ing.
Origin of awake
Examples from the Web for awake
My partner Brandon and I awake at the crack of dawn for a canoe ride on the milky blue glacial waters of Lake Louise.
How many times have your stories kept me awake at night wondering, like a child in the dark, what monsters lurk nearby?
But the moment suggests to him that if he is awake, then his reality is truly stranger and more menacing than he ever imagined.
There is one intensely sexual passage in which the protagonist cannot tell if he is sleeping or awake.
Eighty-nine percent occurred when the person was awake, rather than dreaming or dozing.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There's two hundred on our side, but the Yankees'll ride through in the dark and get across before the redcoats are awake.True to the Old Flag|G. A. Henty
This is partly due to an opiate I have administered to insure complete quiet; and he will not awake for several hours yet.Lazarre|Mary Hartwell Catherwood
No, she was awake, and in the magician's shop, and the thing she had seen in his hand was nothing less than Patricia's ring!Mr. Pat's Little Girl|Mary F. Leonard
When we hear people say that Great Britain is not yet awake to the fact that she is at war I wonder where they keep their eyes.
Little boy Blue, awake, awake, And see how merry your charges make!
verb awakes, awaking, awoke, awaked, awoken or awaked
Word Origin for awake
a merger of two Middle English verbs: 1. awaken, from Old English awæcnan (earlier onwæcnan; strong, past tense awoc, past participle awacen) "to awake, arise, originate," from a "on" + wacan "to arise, become awake" (see wake (v.)); and 2. awakien, from Old English awacian (weak, past participle awacode) "to awaken, revive; arise; originate, spring from," from a "on" (see a (2)) + wacian "to be awake, remain awake, watch" (see watch (v.)).
Both originally were intransitive only; the transitive sense being expressed by Middle English awecchen (from Old English aweccan) until later Middle English. In Modern English, the tendency has been to restrict the strong past tense and past participle (awoke, awoken) to the original intransitive sense and the weak inflection (awakened) to the transitive, but this never has been complete (see wake (v.); also cf. awaken).
"not asleep," c.1300, shortened from awaken, past participle of Old English awæcnan (see awaken).