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Definition of the verb awaken

What does awaken mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: awakened | awakening | awakens

  1. cause to become awake or conscious
  2. stop sleeping
  3. make aware
    • example: They were awakened to the sad facts
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: affect / impress / move / strike = have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


  1. Awaken is an underground rock band / indie music project based in Belgium. They released two official albums and numerous demo tapes and web-only singles since their early days in 1988. Not related to the modern Belgian scene at all, Awaken gained interest from Vietnamese people since the release of a Vietnamese song and legend, "Chú Mèo Ngủ Quên", and in Japan with the virtual EP "別府NIGHTS". Recently, a cover of a Vietnamese children song "Rửa Mặt Như Mèo" has been recorded and has been heard on Vietnamese internet, though not officially released. Since 2005, Awaken is part of the team of the indies Japanese label It's Oh! Music based in Miyazaki city.
  2. Awaken is a U.S. based heavy metal band.
    • album: "Awaken"

There are other groups with in their name, like Awaken Demons and When We Dead Awaken.


  1. "Awaken" is a song by the British progressive rock band Yes released on their 1977 album Going for the One. At 15 minutes and 31 seconds it is the longest track on the album, occupying most of the second side of the LP.
  2. "Awaken" is the debut album by The Empire Shall Fall, released on November 17, 2009 through Angle Side Side Records, owned by The Empire Shall Fall's bassist, Nick Sollecito. Awaken features the vocal talents of Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach. The band cites its influences as At the Gates, Meshuggah, and Edge of Sanity. Awaken draws heavily upon the band members' interests in jazz, punk, and experimental music. The album reflects heavily on the themes of politics and transcendentalism. Lyrically the album advocates positivity, unity, and empowerment. Historical inspirations for the album have been cited as Jello Biafra, Benjamin Franklin, Cynthia McKinney, and Ron Paul.
  3. "Awaken" is the fourth studio album by Christian artist Natalie Grant.
  4. "Awaken" is a fanmade mixtape by American singer-songwriter Keke Palmer. It was officially released on March 18, 2011 for downloads on mixtape-downloading websites.It has not been released as a digital download or as an album. Three of the songs appear on Palmer's debut album, So Uncool. The only single "The One You Call" was released on iTunes on January 08, 2011, and was sent to Urban radio the same day. A music video was also released for the song. It premiered on Palmer's official YouTube channel and iTunes.
  5. "Awaken" is the debut album by the British gothic metal band The Blood Divine. It was released on Peaceville Records in 1996. The album continues the concepts Darren White had begun developing in his final EP with Anathema, Pentecost III, through very little reliance on a chorus and occasionally psychedelic progression as evidenced in the intro to 'So Serene'.
  6. "Awaken" is a musical album of Nordvargr.
    • also known as Awaken (2014 Complete Version)
    • released on (12 years ago)
  7. "Awaken" is a musical album of Catch 22.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  8. "Awaken" is a musical album of Triphon.
    • released on
  9. "Awaken" is a musical EP of Pandora Marie.
    • released on
  10. "Awaken" is a musical album of Awaken.
    • released in
  11. "Awaken" is a musical EP of P2TEN.
    • released on
  12. "Awaken" is a composition.
  13. "Awaken" is a musical single of Bryan Kearney.
    • released on
  14. "Awaken" is a musical album of Unorthodox.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  15. "Awaken" is a musical album of Accid Reign.
  16. "Awaken" is a musical album of Bodragaz.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  17. "Awaken" is a composition.
  18. "Awaken" is a musical album of Isaac Shepard.
    • released in (5 years ago)


  1. "Awaken" is a 2012 fantasy romance film written and directed by Daric Loo. The movie tells a story about love, loss, hope and dreams starring Corey Sevier and Jordan Ladd. "Awaken" premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and was screened at the Catalina Film Festival, and The Feel Good Film Festival.
  2. "Awaken" is a 2013 short, action, drama, war film written and directed by Adam Madrzyk.

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Google previewLiving by Vow (2012)

A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts by Shohaku Okumura

To awaken means to drop offbody and mind, become free from dreaming and encounter reality. We try to act based on the reality that exists before we process the world through the intellect. Our intellection is based on our education and all ...

Google previewThe Shame that Lingers (2009)

A Survivor-centered Critique of Catholic Sin-talk by A. Denise Starkey

The need to awaken is a challenge that faces us all, not just historians, and requires that we understand how deep the roots of abuse reach in the foundations of Western culture and religion. The History of Child Maltreatment The debate ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

awaken,. wake,. waken. 1. forms. Although the history of these words, and in particular of the various forms of past tense and past participle, is highly complex (see the OED entry), in current use awake and wake can be paired as strong verbs ...

Google previewThe Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000-2010 (2012)

by Peter Dendle

Awaken. the. Dead. 27 there is a mournful, serious tone to the unfolding narrative , and a rich aesthetic to many of the scenes. The character dynamics steer re- freshingly away from the usual stereotypes. Acting legend David Carradine plays a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America (2006)

by Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Marie Cantlon

Awaken, etc. *Mananitas does not have a direct translation but refers to a joyous celebratory song. "Mañanitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe" ( Popular) Oh Virgen la mas hermosa Del valle del Anahuac Tus hijos muy de mañana Te ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

awaken v. 1 stop sleeping. 2 stir up a feeling. award v. give officially as a prize or reward. n.1 something awarded. 2 the act of awarding. aware adj. having knowledge of something. awareness n. awash adj. covered orflooded with water.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Abor-Miri Language (1907)

by J. Herbert Lorrain

(to awaken) (v. tr.) ma-măm- shu mo; dār-ngo-shu mo (A); ut. (to awaken suddenly) (tr.) = ma-măm-shu (A).

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I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. (Isoroku Yamamoto)
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Scrabble value of A1W4A1K5E1N1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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