awaken (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: wake , waken , rouse , wake up , arouse ]

  2. stop sleeping; She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

    [ Syn: wake up , awake , arouse , wake , come alive , waken ]

  3. make aware; They were awakened to the sad facts'

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