Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: waken
IPA transcription: [w'eɪkən]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: wake_up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come_alive, waken
    Meaning: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
  • Synonyms: awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake_up, arouse
    Meaning: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
Usage examples
  • Go waken his father."
  • "Yes, let us waken Joe."
  • God is wise. Waken, waken!
  • "Shall I throw in a stone, to waken him?"
  • She went down, but she lingered a moment in the peristyle for any sound that might waken the sleeping echoes of the town.
  • 'If those husky-dogs last night could devour all our camp kit without disturbing us, to-night they might swallow us before we'd waken.'
  • I wiped my tears and hushed my sobs, fearful lest any sign of violent grief might waken a preternatural voice to comfort me, or elicit from the gloom some haloed face, bending over me with strange pity.