Definition for A-WAKE'

A-WAKE', v.t. [pret. awoke, awaked; pp. awaked. Sax. gewæcan, wacian, or weccan; D. wekken; Ger. wecken; Sw. upväcka; Dan. vækker. The L. vigilo seems to be formed on this root. See Wake.]

  1. To rouse from sleep. I go that I may awake him out of sleep. John xi.
  2. To excite from a state resembling sleep, as from death stupidity or inaction; to put into action, or new life; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.

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