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AWA'KE, pret. awoke, awaked pp. awaked. The L. vigilo seems to be formed on this root. See Wake.

1. To rouse from asleep.

I go that I may awake him out of sleep. John 11 .

2. To excite from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity or inaction to put into action, or new life as, to awake the dead to awake the dormant faculties.


1. To cease to sleep to come from a state of natural sleep.

Jacob awaked out of sleep. Genesis 28 .

2. To bestir, revive or rouse from a state of inaction to be invigorated with new life as, the mind awakes from its stupidity.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd. Zechariah 13 .

3. To rouse from spiritual sleep.

Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5 .

Awake to righteousness. 1 Corinthians 15 .

4. To rise from the dead. Job 14 .

AWA'KE, a. Not sleeping in a state of vigilance or action.

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Entry for 'Awake'. King James Dictionary.

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