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Waken definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

WAKEN, v.i. wakn. To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
Early Turnus wakning with the light.
WAKEN, v.t. wakn.
1. To excite or rouse from sleep.
Go, waken Eve.
2. To excite to action or motion.
Then Homers and Tyraeus martial muse wakend the world.
3. To excite; to produce; to rouse into action.
They introduce their sacred song, and waken raptures high.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM." [syn: awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse] [ant: cause to sleep]
2: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock" [syn: wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken] [ant: dope off, doze off, drift off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off]

Merriam Webster's

verb (wakened; wakening) Etymology: Middle English waknen, from Old English węcnian; akin to Old Norse vakna to awaken, Old English węccan to watch Date: before 12th century intransitive verb awake — often used with up transitive verb to rouse especially out of sleep ; wake

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. & intr. make or become awake. Etymology: ON vakna f. Gmc, rel. to WAKE(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Waken Wak"en, v. i. [imp. & p. pr. Wakened; p. pr. & vb. n. Wakening.] [OE. waknen, AS. w[ae]cnan; akin to Goth. gawaknan. See Wake, v. i.] To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened. Early, Turnus wakening with the light. --Dryden.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Waken Wak"en, v. t. 1. To excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to awaken. ``Go, waken Eve.'' --Milton. 2. To excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken. Then Homer's and Tyrt[ae]us' martial muse Wakened the world. --Roscommon. Venus now wakes, and wakens love. --Milton. They introduce Their sacred song, and waken raptures high. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(wakens, wakening, wakened) When you waken, or when someone or something wakens you, you wake from sleep. (LITERARY) The noise of a door slamming wakened her... Women are much more likely than men to waken because of noise. = wake VERB: V n, V • Waken up means the same as waken. 'Drink this coffee–it will waken you up.'... If you do waken up during the night, start the exercises again. PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. n. See wake. II. v. a. 1. Wake, awake, awaken, rouse from sleep, arouse. 2. Excite to action, put in motion, arouse. 3. Excite, stir up, rouse to action, call forth.



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