Definition of Waken in English :

Define Waken in English

Waken meaning in English

Meaning of Waken in English

Pronunciation of Waken in English

Waken pronunciation in English

Pronounce Waken in English


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1. arouse, awaken, rouse, wake, wake up, waken

cause to become awake or conscious

Example Sentences:
'He was roused by the drunken men in the street'
'Please wake me at 6 AM.'

2. arouse, awake, awaken, come alive, wake, wake up, waken

stop sleeping

Example Sentences:
'She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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to rouse or be roused from sleep or some other inactive state

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verb intransitive
to become awake; come to one's senses after sleep or a state like sleep
to become active, animated, or alive after inactivity or dormancy
verb transitive
to cause to wake; awake
to urge or stir into action or activity; arouse; excite

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. wak·ened, wak·en·ing, wak·ens
1. To rouse from sleep; awake: The noise wakened me.
2. To rouse from a quiescent or inactive state; stir.
3. To cause to be aware; alert or enlighten: The news wakened the king to his advisers' treachery.
1. To become awake; wake up: I plan to waken at six o'clock tomorrow. See Usage Note at wake1.
2. To become aware: wakened to the truth.

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