Awake vs. Awaken

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  • Awake

    Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavioral responses to the external world such as communication, ambulation, eating, and sex. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing.

  • Awake (adjective)

    Not asleep; conscious.

    “conscious}}, l|en|lucid, {{l|en|wide awake”

    “asleep}}, {{l|en|unconscious”

  • Awake (adjective)

    Alert, aware.

    “They were awake to the possibility of a decline in sales.”

  • Awake (verb)

    To become slept.

    “awaken|wake up”

    “fall asleep”

  • Awake (verb)

    To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.

  • Awake (verb)

    to excite or to stir up something latent.

  • Awake (verb)

    To rouse from a state of inaction or dormancy.

  • Awake (verb)

    To come out of a state of inaction or dormancy.

  • Awaken (verb)

    To cause to become awake.

    “She awakened him by ringing the bell.”

  • Awaken (verb)

    To stop sleeping; awake.

    “Each morning he awakens with a smile on his face.”

  • Awaken (verb)

    To bring into action (something previously dormant); to stimulate.

    “Awaken your entrepreneurial spirit!”

    “We hope to awaken your interest in our programme.”

  • Awaken (verb)

    To call to a sense of sin.

  • Awaken (verb)

    past participle of awake

  • Awaken (verb)

    rouse from sleep; cause to stop sleeping

    “Anna was awakened by the telephone”

  • Awaken (verb)

    stop sleeping

    “he sighed but did not awaken”

  • Awaken (verb)

    rouse (a feeling)

    “different images can awaken new emotions within us”

  • Awaken (verb)

    make someone aware of (something) for the first time

    “the film helped to awaken many to the horrors of apartheid”

Oxford Dictionary

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