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Definition of "awake" []

  • To rouse from sleep; waken. (verb-transitive)
  • To stir the interest of; excite. (verb-transitive)
  • To stir up (memories, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To wake up. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become alert. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "awake" in a sentence
  • "I use the term awake here instead of the more commonly used word, enlightened."
  • "I told my older sister about it, and found she too had what we call awake nightmares."
  • "King was such a right accorded, and, as the King had early learned, to break Hardman Pool's siesta was to gain awake a very irritable and grumpy Hardman Pool who would talk straight from the shoulder and say unpleasant but true things that no king would care to hear."