awake


awake
a|wake1 S3 [əˈweık] adj [not before noun]
1.) not sleeping
I hope he's awake now.
She was still only half awake when I brought her a cup of coffee.
How do you stay awake during boring lectures?
Emma lay awake half the night, worrying.
The noise brought him wide awake (=completely awake) .
To keep themselves awake (=stop themselves from going to sleep) they sat on the floor and told each other stories.
2.) be awake to sth
to understand a situation and its possible effects
Too few people are awake to the dangers of noise pollution.
awake 2
awake2 past tense awoke [əˈwəuk US əˈwouk] past participle awoken [əˈwəukən US əˈwou-]
v [I and T]
[: Old English; Origin: awacan (from wacan) and awacian (from wacian); WAKE1]
1.) formal to wake up, or to make someone wake up
It was midday when she awoke.
We awoke to a day of brilliant sunshine.
2.) literary if something awakes an emotion, or if an emotion awakes, you suddenly begin to feel that emotion
The gesture awoke an unexpected flood of tenderness towards her.
awake to [awake sth to] phr v
to begin to realize the possible effects of a situation
Artists finally awoke to the aesthetic possibilities of photography.

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