2. To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity, or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties. I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie. (Goldsmith) It way awake my bounty further. (Shak) No sunny gleam awakes the trees. (Keble)
Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action. Before whom awake i stood. (Milton) She still beheld, now wide awake, the vision of her sleep. (Keats) He was awake to the danger. (Froude)
Origin: From awaken, old p. P. Of awake.