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  Awake (A*wake") (?), v. t.
[imp. Awoke (?), Awaked (¿); p. p. Awaked; (Obs.) Awaken, Awoken; p. pr. & vb. n. Awaking. The form Awoke is sometimes used as a p. p.]
[AS. a¯wæcnan, v. i. (imp. aw¿c), and a¯wacian, v. i. (imp. awacode). See Awaken, Wake.]

1. To rouse from sleep.; to wake; to awaken. "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.
Awake (A*wake") (?), v. i.

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.
Awake (A*wake"), a.
[From awaken, old p. p. of awake.]

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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