|Origin:||awacan (from wacan) and awacian (from wacian); WAKE1|
awake2 past tense awoke past participle awoken [intransitive and transitive]
to wake up, or to make someone wake up:
It was midday when she awoke.
We awoke to a day of brilliant sunshine.
if something awakes an emotion, or if an emotion awakes, you suddenly begin to feel that emotion:
The gesture awoke an unexpected flood of tenderness towards her.
awake something tophrasal verb
Artists finally awoke to the aesthetic possibilities of photography.