waken


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waken \Wak"en\, v. i. [imp. & p. pr. Wakened; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Wakening.] [OE. waknen, AS. w[ae]cnan; akin to Goth.
   gawaknan. See Wake, v. i.]
   To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
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         Early, Turnus wakening with the light.   --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waken \Wak"en\, v. t.
   1. To excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to
      awaken. "Go, waken Eve." --Milton.
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   2. To excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken.
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            Then Homer's and Tyrtaeus' martial muse
            Wakened the world.                    --Roscommon.
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            Venus now wakes, and wakens love.     --Milton.
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            They introduce
            Their sacred song, and waken raptures high.
                                                  --Milton.
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