awakening


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a·wak·en

 (ə-wā′kən)
v. a·wak·ened, a·wak·en·ing, a·wak·ens
v.intr.
1. To wake up: I awakened at 6:00 am.
2. To become aware of something: He finally awakened to the fact that he was wrong.
v.tr.
1. To cause to wake up: A barking dog awakened me during the night.
2. To cause (someone) to become aware; alert or enlighten: The news awakened her to the truth.
3. To stir up or produce (a memory or feeling, for example): Her new job awakened in her a sense of responsibility. See Usage Note at wake1.

[Middle English awakenen, from Old English āwæcnian : ā-, on, up; see a-2 + wæcnian, to waken; see waken.]

a·wak′en·er n.

awakening

(əˈweɪkənɪŋ; əˈweɪknɪŋ)
n
the start of a feeling or awareness in a person: a picture of an emotional awakening.

a•wak•en•ing

(əˈweɪ kə nɪŋ)

adj.
1. rousing; quickening: an awakening interest.
n.
2. the act of awaking from sleep.
3. a revival of interest or attention.
4. a recognition, realization, or coming into awareness of something: a rude awakening to the facts.
5. a renewal of interest in religion, esp. in a community; revival.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.awakening - the act of wakingawakening - the act of waking; "it was an early awakening"; "it was the waking up he hated most"
arousal, rousing - the act of arousing; "the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions"
reveille - a signal to get up in the morning; in the military it is a bugle call at sunrise

awakening

Translations

awakening

[əˈweɪknɪŋ]
A. ADJ (fig) → naciente
B. Ndespertar m
he got a rude awakeningtuvo una desagradable sorpresa

awakening

[əˈweɪkənɪŋ] néveil m
a young woman's political awakening → l'éveil politique d'une jeune femme
the awakening of national identity → l'éveil d'une identité nationale
a rude awakening → un réveil brutal, une rude déconvenue

awakening

n (lit, fig)Erwachen nt; a rude awakening (lit, fig)ein böses Erwachen
adj (fig)erwachend

awakening

[əˈweɪknɪŋ] nrisveglio
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