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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 ?
Anne wakened on the morning of her wedding day to find the sunshine winking in at the window of the little porch gable and a September breeze frolicking with her curtains.
She recalled the first morning she had wakened in that little porch room, when the sunshine had crept in on her through the blossom- drift of the old Snow Queen.
ON THE MORNING of the twenty-second I wakened with a start.
Several times the poor boy fell asleep where he sat, wakened with a start, and began to pray again.
But after a few days spent almost entirely out of doors she wakened one morning knowing what it was to be hungry, and when she sat down to her breakfast she did not glance disdainfully at her porridge and push it away, but took up her spoon and began to eat it and went on eating it until her bowl was empty.
I WAS wakened--indeed, we were all wakened, for I could see even the sentinel shake himself together from where he had fallen against the door-post--by a clear, hearty voice hailing us from the margin of the wood:
I was joined on the stairs by the Story Girl, who said she had wakened and, not feeling like going to sleep again, thought she might as well get up.
I wakened up while it was calling, and it seemed so real I could hardly believe it was a dream.
His peevish reproofs wakened in her a naughty delight to provoke him: she was never so happy as when we were all scolding her at once, and she defying us with her bold, saucy look, and her ready words; turning Joseph's religious curses into ridicule, baiting me, and doing just what her father hated most - showing how her pretended insolence, which he thought real, had more power over Heathcliff than his kindness: how the boy would do HER bidding in anything, and HIS only when it suited his own inclination.
So often this mood would come to Ona, in the nighttime, when something wakened her; she would lie, afraid of the beating of her own heart, fronting the blood-red eyes of the old primeval terror of life.
There was plenty to do before he got all the others wakened, for the two doors of the castle were crowded with them all the day long.
The clock came with a letter from him which said: "This dear old clock has unfailingly wakened me since 1960 for every early film call I've had.