Awake

Definition of Awake

A`wake´
v. t.1.To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.
[imp. Awoke ( ), Awaked ( ); p. p. Awaked; (Obs.) Awaken, Awoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Awaking. The form Awoke is sometimes used as a p. p.]
Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her.
- Tennyson.
And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish.
- Matt. viii. 25.
2.To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.
I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie.
- Goldsmith.
It way awake my bounty further.
- Shak.
No sunny gleam awakes the trees.
- Keble.
v. i.1.To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death.
The national spirit again awoke.
- Freeman.
Awake to righteousness, and sin not.
- 1 Cor. xv. 34.
a.1.Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.
Before whom awake I stood.
- Milton.
She still beheld,
Now wide awake, the vision of her sleep.
- Keats.
He was awake to the danger.
- Froude.

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