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awake(n) from something
to wake up from something, such as a dream or a deep sleep. Tom awakened from a deep sleep at the sound of the phone ringing. At dawn, she awoke from her slumbers.
awake(n) someone from something
to cause someone to wake up from something. The crowing of the rooster awakened Sally from her slumbers. She awakened herself from a deep sleep when she fell out of bed.
awake(n) someone to something
to make someone alert to something, such as a problem or a need. We need to awaken the voters to the need for more taxes. They awakened themselves to their callousness and began to treat other people better.
awake(n) to something
to wake up while experiencing something. Mary awoke to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. I love to awaken to music.
1. completely awake and thinking clearly My mother came into my bedroom at 7 a.m. and found me wide awake.
2. completely aware You need to be wide awake to the danger of leaving your belongings unattended.
Fully awake; also, very alert. For example, He lay there, wide awake, unable to sleep, or She was wide awake to all the possibilities. The wide in this idiom alludes to the eyes being wide open. [Early 1800s]