English version

awaken somebody to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishawaken somebody to something phrasal verb formalUNDERSTANDto make someone understand a situation and its possible effects 🔊 We must awaken people to the dangers for the environment. awaken→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
awaken to No-one knows any longer when Morrissey is being sarcastic and when he is trying to awaken us to something.The performance almost becomes a holy place-where a spiritual awakening seems to take place.I wanted him to awaken and to tell me about his fights.Lay himself deserves much of the credit for awakening geophysicists to this wondrous terrain half way to the center of the earth.
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Verb table
awaken
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyawaken
he, she, itawakens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyawakened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave awakened
he, she, ithas awakened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad awakened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill awaken
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have awakened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam awakening
he, she, itis awakening
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you, we, theyare awakening
Past
I, he, she, itwas awakening
you, we, theywere awakening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been awakening
he, she, ithas been awakening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been awakening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be awakening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been awakening
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