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English

Etymology

From Middle English awaken, from Old English awacan, from a- (intensive prefix) + wacan (wake).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
awake

Comparative
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Superlative
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(predicative only)
  1. not asleep; conscious.
  2. (vulgar) acquainted with, knowing the business.

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Verb

Infinitive
to awake

Third person singular
awakes

Simple past
awoke or awaked

Past participle
awoken or awaked

Present participle
awaking

to awake (third-person singular simple present awakes, present participle awaking, simple past awoke or awaked, past participle awoken or awaked)
  1. (intransitive) to become conscious after having slept.
  2. (transitive) to cause somebody to stop sleeping.
  3. (transitive) to excite or to stir up something latent.

Translations

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References

  • awake” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • awake” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • awake” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.
  • "awake" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.

awake” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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