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 awaked
Historical Examples of awaked
You must be awaked to the affairs of the world—especially such an affair as this.Kept in the Dark
At last there came an answer, as though the speaker had just awaked.The Young Mountaineers
Charles Egbert Craddock
Frequently after awaking I was distinctly aware of what movements of hers had awaked me.The Story of the Mind
James Mark Baldwin
Perhaps it was the noise that had awaked him; and he was just in the act of hastening forward to the rescue.Bruin
The dog had not awaked until the first cry of François roused him.The Boy Hunters
Captain Mayne Reid
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).