|Origin:||awæcnian, from wæcnian; WAKEN|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to wake up or to make someone wake up:
She was awakened by a noise at two in the morning.
Bill slept a little until he was awakened to take his turn on guard.
if something awakens an emotion, interest, memory etc it makes you suddenly begin to feel that emotion etc:
Early involvement in music can awaken an interest that will last a lifetime.
awaken somebody ↔ to somethingphrasal verb
We must awaken people to the dangers for the environment.