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Synonyms for awaken
əˈweɪ kənawak·en

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  1. awakenverb

    To stop sleeping.

    stir, awake

    fall asleep

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouseverb

    cause to become awake or conscious

    "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

    kindle, excite, bestir, put forward, awake, heat, energize, come alive, provoke, commove, inflame, rout out, perk up, agitate, energise, enkindle, wake up, stir, wake, elicit, conjure, brace, stimulate, fire, arouse, drive out, fire up, bring up, conjure up, raise, waken, turn on, call down, charge, wind up, call forth, invoke, charge up, rouse, ignite, evoke, sex, force out, stir up

    cause to sleep

  2. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, wakenverb

    stop sleeping

    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

    kindle, excite, put forward, awake, heat, come alive, provoke, inflame, perk up, enkindle, wake up, stir, wake, elicit, energise, stimulate, fire, arouse, fire up, bring up, conjure up, ignite, raise, waken, turn on, call down, energize, wind up, call forth, invoke, rouse, brace, evoke, sex, conjure, stir up

    cause to sleep

  3. awakenverb

    make aware

    "They were awakened to the sad facts"

    wake up, waken, rouse, come alive, arouse, awake, wake

    cause to sleep

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. awakenverb

    awake, wake, rouse from sleep

  2. awakenverb

    arouse, excite, kindle, spur, incite, stimulate, provoke, stir up

  3. awakenverb

    wake, waken, be awakened, be roused from sleep

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. awakenverb

    wake, awake, rouse, arouse, excite

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "awaken":

    awake, arouse, wake

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How to use awaken in a sentence?

  1. Mary Renault:

    In all men is evil sleeping; the good man is he who will not awaken it, in himself or in other men.

  2. Jeff Carbone:

    I think we can use a great Star Wars analogy and say that' the force' will awaken and The Fed will raise that quarter percent today, now we've got to look at how Fed Chair Janet Yellen raises rates. Is it going to be too fast, or too slow or just right ?

  3. Amit Ray:

    Our true nature is divine and eternal. Our true purpose of life is to awaken and realize that permanent divinity that is within us.

  4. Colin Turner:

    It can be a bit off-putting. Many people are overwhelmed, and it raises their hopes. It must be clearly communicated who can stay. We mustn't awaken false hopes.

  5. Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd:

    While I concur with my colleagues here in Davos that a synchronized global slowdown is underway, fears of recession are overblown, if anything, the outlook is brightening as policymakers are beginning to awaken to the mounting risks arising from a protracted trade war and increasing nationalism.

Translations for awaken

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  • أَيْقَظَ, أَصْحَى, صحى, أَفَاقَ, استيقظArabic
  • vzbuditCzech
  • wach werden, wecken, aufwachen, erwachen, aufweckenGerman
  • despertarse, despertarSpanish
  • بلند کردن, بیدار شدن, بیدار کردن, بلن کردنPersian
  • herätä, herättää, havahduttaaFinnish
  • réveiller, se réveillerFrench
  • dùisgScottish Gaelic
  • զարթնեցնել, արթնացնել, արթնանալ, զարթնելArmenian
  • eveliarInterlingua
  • 目覚める, 起こす, 起きる, 目を覚ますJapanese
  • excitor, excitoLatin
  • zich opwekken, wakker maken, wekken, wakker wordenDutch
  • acordar, despertarPortuguese
  • hatariyQuechua
  • trezi, scula, deșteptaRomanian
  • просну́ться, пробуди́ться, буди́ть, пробужда́ть, пробуди́ть, разбуди́ть, просыпа́ться, пробужда́тьсяRussian
  • väckaSwedish
  • si rewoeyî, rewoeyî, dispierter, si dispierterWalloon

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