HyperDic: awaken

English > 3 senses of the word awaken:
VERBbodyawaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arousecause to become awake or conscious
bodyawaken, wake up, awake, arouse, wake, come alive, wakenstop sleeping
cognitionawakenmake aware / aware
awaken > pronunciation
Soundsahwey'kahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > awaken: 3 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningCause to become awake or conscious.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymswake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse
Narrowerbring to, bring back, bring round, bring aroundReturn to consciousness
callrouse somebody from sleep with a call
reawakenawaken once again
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositecause to sleepmake fall asleep
Spanishdespertarse, despertar
Catalandespertar-se, despertar
Nounsawakeningthe act of waking
English > awaken: 3 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningstop sleeping.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymswake up, awake, arouse, wake, come alive, waken
Entailssleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z'sBe asleep
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositefall asleep, dope off, flake out, drift off, nod off, drop off, doze off, drowse offchange from a waking to a sleeping state
Spanishdesadormecerse, despabilarse, despertarse, despertar, resucitar
Catalandespertar-se, despertar, excitar, llevar-se
Nounsawakeningthe act of waking
English > awaken: 3 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningmake aware / aware.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"They were awakened to the sad facts"
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
Spanishdespertarse

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