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 for waken
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waken \Wak"en\, v. i. [imp. & p. pr. Wakened; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Wakening.] [OE. waknen, AS. w[ae]cnan; akin to Goth.
     gawaknan. See Wake, v. i.]
     To wake; to cease to sleep; to be awakened.
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           Early, Turnus wakening with the light.   --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waken \Wak"en\, v. t.
     1. To excite or rouse from sleep; to wake; to awake; to
        awaken. "Go, waken Eve." --Milton.
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     2. To excite; to rouse; to move to action; to awaken.
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              Then Homer's and Tyrtaeus' martial muse
              Wakened the world.                    --Roscommon.
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              Venus now wakes, and wakens love.     --Milton.
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              They introduce
              Their sacred song, and waken raptures high.
                                                    --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  waken
      v 1: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the
           drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM." [syn:
           awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse]
           [ant: cause to sleep]
      2: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
         [syn: wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come
         alive, waken] [ant: dope off, doze off, drift off,
         drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod
         off]

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