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Meaning of awake

a•wake

Pronunciation: (u-wāk'), [key]
— v., adj. a•woke a•waked, a•woke a•waked a•wo•ken, a•wak•ing,
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to wake up; rouse from sleep: I awoke at six with a feeling of dread.
  2. to rouse to action; become active: His flagging interest awoke.
  3. to come or bring to an awareness; become cognizant (often fol. by to): She awoke to the realities of life.
—adj.
  1. waking; not sleeping.
  2. vigilant; alert: They were awake to the danger.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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