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English definition of “awake”

awake

verb [I or T]     /əˈweɪk/ (awoke or US also awaked, awoken)
literary to stop sleeping or to make someone stop sleeping : I awoke at seven o'clock. She awoke me at seven.Not sleeping and not unconscious to start to understand or feel something or to make someone start to understand or feel something: The chance meeting awoke the old passion between them. Young people need to awake to the risks involved in casual sex .Announcing, informing and stating Grammar:Wake, wake up or awaken?Wake and wake up are verbs which mean ‘stop sleeping or end someone else’s sleep’. They are used in everyday language.
(Definition of awake verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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