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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyawaken to
he/she/itawakens to
present participleawakening to
past tenseawakened to
past participleawakened to
  1. to begin to notice something, or to make someone begin to notice something, especially danger
    awaken to something:

    It took them many years to awaken to the dangers they were facing.

    awaken someone to something:

    Someone needed to awaken Gavin to the fact that his marriage was in danger.

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