名词:awakener 动词过去式:awakened 过去分词:awakened 现在分词:awakening 第三人称单数:awakens
/ə'weɪkən; ə`wekən/ v
1 [I, Tn] (cause a person or an animal to) stop sleeping; waken （使人或动物）醒; 弄醒; 醒来; 醒着
*We awakened to find the others had gone. 我们醒来发觉其他人已经走了.
* I was awakened by the sound of church bells. 我被教堂的钟声吵醒.
* (fig 比喻) They were making enough noise to awaken the dead. 他们发出的声音大得能把死人吵醒.
2 [Tn] cause (sth) to become active 使（某事物）活动, 活跃; 引起; 激起
*Her story awakened our interest. 她说的事引起了我们的兴趣.
3 (phr v) awaken sb to sth cause sb to become aware of sth 使某人意识到某事; 唤醒某人警惕某事
*awaken society to the dangers of drugs 唤醒社会警惕毒品的危害.
[Language: Old English;Origin: awAcnian, from wAcnian; WAKEN]
[I and T]
to wake up or to make someone wake up
She was awakened by a noise at two in the morning.
Bill slept a little until he was awakened to take his turn on guard.
if something awakens an emotion, interest, memory etc it makes you suddenly begin to feel that emotion etc
Early involvement in music can awaken an interest that will last a lifetime.
awaken to [awaken sb⇔to sth] phr v
to make someone understand a situation and its possible effects
We must awaken people to the dangers for the environment.