Part of speech: verb

To arouse from sleep; awaken.

Part of speech: verb

To incite to activity.

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Usage examples "waken":

  1. " Sometimes I dream of them, and when I waken, I do so long to see them," and the tears gathered slowly in her eyes. - "Janet's Love and Service", Margaret M Robertson.
  2. His parents had gone to the party, and he did not waken any of the servants. - "A Little Florida Lady", Dorothy C. Paine.
  3. Phips lay quiet till daybreak, when Frontenac sent a shot to waken him, and the cannonade began again. - "Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour", Francis Parkman.