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awakeadjective

 us   /əˈweɪk/
not ​sleeping: If I ​drinkcoffee late in the ​day, I can’t ​sleep and ​stay awake all ​night.

awakeverb [I/T]

 us   /əˈweɪk/ (past tense awoke  /əˈwoʊk/ or awaked, past participle awoken  /əˈwoʊ·kən/ )
to ​stopsleeping, or to ​cause someone to ​stopsleeping: [I] I awoke at 7, as ​usual.
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"awake" in British English

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awakeadjective [after verb]

uk   /əˈweɪk/  us   /əˈweɪk/
B1 not ​sleeping: "Is Oliver awake ​yet?" "Yes, he's wide (= ​completely) awake and ​running around his ​bedroom." I ​find it so ​difficult to stay awake during ​historylessons. I ​drink a lot of ​coffee to keep me awake. She used to lie awake at ​nightworrying about how to ​pay the ​bills.
be awake to sth mainly UK
If you are awake to something, you ​know about it: Businesses need to be awake to the ​advantages of ​Europeanintegration.

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awakeverb [I or T]

uk   /əˈweɪk/  us   /əˈweɪk/ (awoke or US also awaked, awoken)
literary to ​stopsleeping or to make someone ​stopsleeping: I awoke at seven o'clock. She awoke me at seven.
to ​start to ​understand or ​feel something or to make someone ​start to ​understand or ​feel something: The ​chancemeeting awoke the ​oldpassion between them. Young ​people need to awake to the ​risksinvolved in ​casualsex.
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Translations of “awake”
in Korean 잠이깬…
in Arabic مُسْتَيْقِظ…
in Malaysian jaga…
in French (se) réveiller, (s’)éveiller…
in Chinese (Traditional) 醒着的…
in Italian sveglio, desto…
in Spanish despertar(se)…
in Vietnamese thức giấc…
in Portuguese acordado, desperto…
in Thai ตื่น…
in German aufwecken, aufwachen…
in Catalan despert…
in Japanese 目覚めている, 起きている…
in Chinese (Simplified) 醒着的…
in Indonesian bangun…
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