Meaning of “awaken” in the English Dictionary

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awakenverb [ I/T ]

us /əˈweɪ·kən/

to stop sleeping, or to cause someone to stop sleeping:

[ T ] The family was awakened by a noise.

fig. If interest is awakened, it is made more active:

(Definition of “awaken” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)