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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 ?
she mustn't waken before seven at the latest," I said to myself, holding my breath and starting in terror at every noise.
The band immediately struck up "Conquest's joyful thunder waken.
The fact was that the fresh wind from the moor had begun to blow the cobwebs out of her young brain and to waken her up a little.
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.
Yet the soul of Ona was not dead--the souls of none of them were dead, but only sleeping; and now and then they would waken, and these were cruel times.
He did not know what to do with himself when he saw that she was gone, but before she went she had given him a little rod, with which he could, when he pleased, waken the men who had been sleeping there, some of them for sixteen years.
Urge me not to sing, Emerencia, for thou knowest that ever since this stranger entered the castle and my eyes beheld him, I cannot sing but only weep; besides my lady is a light rather than a heavy sleeper, and I would not for all the wealth of the world that she found us here; and even if she were asleep and did not waken, my singing would be in vain, if this strange AEneas, who has come into my neighbourhood to flout me, sleeps on and wakens not to hear it.
the sounds seemed to me something altogether different from that; at all events, on the least alarm don't fail to waken us.
I'm sweer to waken him - I doubt he was working late - oh, that weary writing - no, I maunna waken him.
Twice he came back from the window, wanting to kiss his mother, but he feared the delight of it might waken her, so at last he played her a lovely kiss on his pipe, and then he flew back to the Gardens.
Now people of Sindh have waken up from sound sleep.
The suspect claimed that he got furious that his niece would not get up after he attempted to waken her.