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English definition of “awaken (sth) in sb”

awaken (sth) in sb

phrasal verb with awaken     /əˈweɪ.kən/ verb [I or T] literary
If a wish, interest, or emotion awakens or is awakened in you, you notice it for the first time: My holiday in Paris awakened a passion for French food in me.Causing things to happen
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