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 awaking
Awaking the next day, it hardly matters to my life that another victory will have to await next season.
How long he slept he could not tell, but on awaking he sprang up and hurried to the place where he had left his horse.The Expressman and the Detective|Allan Pinkerton
The general has retired this three hours and more, and he will not thank you for awaking him when he has to be out so early.Roger the Bold|F. S. Brereton
"Ten hours' sleep," said mademoiselle, awaking with satisfaction in the morning.Anne|Constance Fenimore Woolson
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).