- to awake; waken.
Origin of awaken
Examples from the Web for reawakened
I was afraid of this: frustrated in my élan towards Gore, my desire and feelings for Bill have reawakened.“I hear Gore’s voice and I want so much to be with him”
October 26, 2013
So says the reawakened Duke Orsino at the denouement of Twelfth Night.The Old Man and the Sea
April 9, 2013
The killing of Osama Bin Laden has reawakened memories of the September 11th attacks for families of the nearly 3,000 victims.Death of Bin Laden: 9/11 Relatives Happy But Cautious
May 3, 2011
Her heart ached with a reawakened sense of the cruel unfairness of life.Nobody
Louis Joseph Vance
All the latent tenderness in that fierce heart had reawakened.Sue, A Little Heroine
L. T. Meade
Constance turned toward him with an air of reawakened interest.Jerry
The change in him startled her and reawakened all the love she'd ever felt for him.The Secret of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
Public curiosity was reawakened and that evening the circus was crowded.Where the Strange Trails Go Down
E. Alexander Powell
Word Origin and History for reawakened
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.