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    wake, awake and awaken

    Dear teachers,
    I find wake, awake and awaken quite confusing. The following is from my dictionary:

    A. wake (woke, waked; waked, woken): stop sleeping, wake up
    a. Did you wake at all during the night?b. Please wake me early tomorrow.c. I woke up with a headache.
    B. awaken: to stop sleeping or to make sb. stop sleeping
    a. What time shall we awaken him?
    b. I was awakened by their quarrel.
    c. They were awakened by the sound of gunfire.
    d.
    I awakened at dawn to find him beside me.
    C. awake: v. 1. (awaking ; awoke, awaked; awoke, awaked, awoken)to stop sleeping or to make someone stop sleeping:
    a.
    I awoke at seven o'clock.
    b.I awoke suddenly from sleep at midnight.
    c. She awoke me at seven.
    d. The distant rumbling of guns awoke us.
    e. One morning I awoke to find myself famous.
    2. to become aware of something or to make someone become aware of something:
    a.
    The chance meeting awoke the old passion between them.b. Young people need to awake to the risks involved in casual sex.
    But in another dictionary it staes that awake=awaken. Is that right?
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang


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    Re: wake, awake and awaken

    Awake and Awaken have the same meaning = to stop sleeping or to cause someone else to stop sleeping.

    Awaken is an old form of Awake that has remarkably survived.

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    Re: wake, awake and awaken


    Dear Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Awake and Awaken have the same meaning = to stop sleeping or to cause someone else to stop sleeping.

    Awaken is an old form of Awake that has remarkably survived.

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