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wak·en

 (wā′kən)
v. wak·ened, wak·en·ing, wak·ens
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.

[Middle English wakenen, from Old English wæcnan; see weg- in Indo-European roots.]

wak′en·er n.

waken

(ˈweɪkən)
vb
(Physiology) to rouse or be roused from sleep or some other inactive state
ˈwakener n
Usage: See at wake1

wak•en

(ˈweɪ kən)

v.t.
1. to rouse from sleep; wake.
2. to stir up or excite; arouse; awaken: to waken the reader's interest.
v.i.
3. to awake; awaken; wake.
[before 900; Middle English waknen, Old English wæcnan, c. Old Norse vakna; akin to wake1; see -en1]
wak′en•er, n.

waken


Past participle: wakened
Gerund: wakening

Imperative
waken
waken
Present
I waken
you waken
he/she/it wakens
we waken
you waken
they waken
Preterite
I wakened
you wakened
he/she/it wakened
we wakened
you wakened
they wakened
Present Continuous
I am wakening
you are wakening
he/she/it is wakening
we are wakening
you are wakening
they are wakening
Present Perfect
I have wakened
you have wakened
he/she/it has wakened
we have wakened
you have wakened
they have wakened
Past Continuous
I was wakening
you were wakening
he/she/it was wakening
we were wakening
you were wakening
they were wakening
Past Perfect
I had wakened
you had wakened
he/she/it had wakened
we had wakened
you had wakened
they had wakened
Future
I will waken
you will waken
he/she/it will waken
we will waken
you will waken
they will waken
Future Perfect
I will have wakened
you will have wakened
he/she/it will have wakened
we will have wakened
you will have wakened
they will have wakened
Future Continuous
I will be wakening
you will be wakening
he/she/it will be wakening
we will be wakening
you will be wakening
they will be wakening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wakening
you have been wakening
he/she/it has been wakening
we have been wakening
you have been wakening
they have been wakening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wakening
you will have been wakening
he/she/it will have been wakening
we will have been wakening
you will have been wakening
they will have been wakening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wakening
you had been wakening
he/she/it had been wakening
we had been wakening
you had been wakening
they had been wakening
Conditional
I would waken
you would waken
he/she/it would waken
we would waken
you would waken
they would waken
Past Conditional
I would have wakened
you would have wakened
he/she/it would have wakened
we would have wakened
you would have wakened
they would have wakened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.waken - cause to become awake or consciouswaken - cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
reawaken - awaken once again
bring to, bring back, bring round, bring around - return to consciousness; "These pictures bring back sad memories"
call - rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.waken - stop sleepingwaken - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

waken

verb
1. awaken, wake, stir, wake up, stimulate, revive, awake, arouse, activate, animate, rouse, enliven, galvanize Have a cup of coffee to waken you.
2. wake up, come to, get up, awake, awaken, be roused, come awake I dozed off and I only wakened when she came in.
wake up fall asleep, go to sleep, sleep, nap, doze, slumber, snooze (informal), repose, lie dormant, be inactive

waken

verb
1. To cease sleeping:
2. To induce or elicit (a reaction or emotion):
Translations
يوقِظ
vækkevågne
vakna, vekja
uyan mak

waken

[ˈweɪkən] (liter)
A. VTdespertar

waken

[ˈweɪkən]
vt [+ baby, person] → réveiller
vise réveillerwake-up call [ˈweɪkʌp] n
(= telephone call) → réveil m par téléphone
For a wake-up call, dial 7 → Pour le réveil par téléphone, composez le 7.
Would you like a wake-up call?
BUT Vous voulez qu'on vous réveille par téléphone?.
(= warning) → piqûre f de rappelwaking hours npl
sb's waking hours → la vie éveillée de qn
his waking hours → sa vie éveillée

waken

vt(auf)wecken
vi (liter, Scot) → erwachen (geh), → aufwachen; he wakened to see …beim Erwachen sah er …; he wakened to another dreary dayein neuer, trostloser Tag brach für ihn an

wake1

(weik) past tense woke (wouk) (rare) waked: past participle woken (ˈwoukən) , (rare) waked verb
to bring or come back to consciousness after being asleep. He woke to find that it was raining; Go and wake the others, will you?
ˈwakeful adjective
1. not asleep; not able to sleep. a wakeful child.
2. (of a night) in which one gets little sleep. We spent a wakeful night worrying about her.
ˈwakefully adverb
ˈwakefulness noun
ˈwaken verb
to wake. What time are you going to waken him?; I wakened early.
wake up
1. to wake. Wake up! You're late; The baby woke up in the middle of the night.
2. to become aware of. It is time you woke up to the fact that you are not working hard enough.
References in classic literature ?
John laughed, and watched her for a minute, as she poised a pretty little preparation of lace and flowers on her hand, and regarded it with the genuine interest which his harangue had failed to waken.
John was asleep and I hated to waken him, so I kept still and watched the moonlight on that undulating wall-paper till I felt creepy.
They behold home landscapes and childhood scenes returning; old loves and friendships begin to waken, old joys and griefs to laugh and weep.
She put on a wadded wrapper and slippers and stole quietly down the tabooed front stairs, carefully closed the kitchen door behind her so that no noise should waken the rest of the household, busied herself for a half hour with the early morning routine she knew so well, and then went back to her room to dress before calling the children.
I was glad to learn, in your story, how early the most neglected of God's children waken to a sense of their rights, and of the injustice done them.
I wiped my tears and hushed my sobs, fearful lest any sign of violent grief might waken a preternatural voice to comfort me, or elicit from the gloom some haloed face, bending over me with strange pity.
she mustn't waken before seven at the latest," I said to myself, holding my breath and starting in terror at every noise.
Then Crown'd again thir gold'n Harps they took, Harps ever tun'd, that glittering by their side Like Quivers hung, and with Praeamble sweet Of charming symphonie they introduce Thir sacred Song, and waken raptures high; No voice exempt, no voice but well could joine Melodious part, such concord is in Heav'n.
I think I had better waken Miss Wilson, and tell her," continued Agatha.
The count was shaking him as though he were trying to waken a sleep-walker.
This will make him waken up, and if he catches sight of you he will seize you.
It seemed as though nothing would waken him--not even the flapping rope across the bed.