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verb formal     awaken pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleawakening
past tenseawakened
past participleawakened
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to make someone experience a feeling or emotion

    An object from the past can be used to engage the students’ interest and awaken curiosity.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to wake up, or to wake someone up

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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