waken

[ wey-kuh n ]
/ ˈweɪ kən /

verb (used with object)

to rouse from sleep; wake; awake; awaken.
to rouse from inactivity; stir up or excite; arouse; awaken: to waken the reader's interest.

verb (used without object)

to wake, or become awake; awaken.

Origin of waken

before 900; Middle English waknen, Old English wæcnan; cognate with Old Norse vakna; akin to wake1; see -en1

Related forms

wak·en·er, nounre·wak·en, verbun·wak·ened, adjective
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waken

/ (ˈweɪkən) /

verb

to rouse or be roused from sleep or some other inactive state

Derived Forms

wakener, noun

xref

See wake 1
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