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verb formal     awaken pronunciation in British 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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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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