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Awaken

Definition:

cause to stop sleeping, rouse from sleep or unconsciousness

Examples:

They were awakened to the sad facts of life

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Awake

Definition:

not in a state of sleep; completely conscious

Examples:

lay awake thinking about his new job

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Wake

Definition:

be awake, be alert, be there

Examples:

She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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Waken

Definition:

cause to become awake or conscious

Examples:

he wakened me

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