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1. To rouse from sleep.; to wake; to awaken. Where mornings earliest ray . . . Awake her. (Tennyson) And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, lord, save us; we perish. (Matt. Viii. 25)
2. To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity, or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties. I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie. (Goldsmith) It way awake my bounty further. (Shak) No sunny gleam awakes the trees. (Keble)
Origin: Awoke, Awaked; Awaked; (Obs) Awaken, Awoken; . Awaking. The form Awoke is sometimes used as a AS. Awaecnan, v. I. (imp. Awc), and awacian, v. I. (imp. Awacode). See Awaken, wake.
Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action. Before whom awake i stood. (Milton) She still beheld, now wide awake, the vision of her sleep. (Keats) He was awake to the danger. (Froude)
Origin: From awaken, old p. P. Of awake.

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