awaken

verb
ADVERB
early, late
abruptly, suddenly (both esp. AmE)
slowly (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
from

She was just awakening from sleep.

PHRASES
be rudely awakened

He was rudely awakened by the sound of drilling.

Awaken is used with these nouns as the object: ↑conscience, ↑curiosity, ↑interest, ↑passion

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