Definition of 'awaken'
Example sentences containing 'awaken'
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I was wary of it awakening all my feelings again but excited too and knew I would not turn her down. The Sun (2016) Something was awakened in me really quick. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Something that always awakened a cold beast deep in my gut. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)His friend has awakened something in me that my man had suppressed. The Sun (2010)Or the first man awakened to a sense of the divine. Christianity Today (2000)Its looks alone should be enough to awaken interest. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was as if people had been awakened. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This person will awaken many feelings and fulfil a secret dream. The Sun (2006) Feelings had awakened in her which were new. Emily Fox-Seton (1901)He shows moments of consciousness and awakening. The Sun (2014)They awakened interest in nature study and gave new values to much we had hitherto taken for granted. Scottish Voices 1745-1960 (1990)He credited his three years in Canada with awakening his interest in wider opportunities for the company. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The rudely awakened person should wait 20 minutes before committing himself or herself. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The poem balances the driver's sleeping consciousness with her awakening subconscious. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was not until 1933 that popular interest was first awakened after the first picture apparently showing a monster was published. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You can awaken something deeper. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The light flashes on and I am rudely awakened. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She added: 'He shows moments of consciousness and awakening. The Sun (2014)You may have awakened these feelings, you're upset about it and want no part in his relationship ending. The Sun (2015) People are finally awakening. The Sun (2011)It seems like the middle of the night when I'm rudely awakened by a radio. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'awaken'
British English: awaken VERB
To awaken a feeling in a person means to cause them to start having this feeling.
The aim of the cruise was to awaken an interest in foreign cultures.
Definition of awaken from the Collins English Dictionary
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