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awake(n) from

To rouse from something (often sleep). Today, I was awoken from my sleep by my neighbor's barking dog. Awake from your daydreams, class, it's time to talk about the periodic table.

awake to

1. To become aware of something. You need to awake to the serious problems plaguing our country.
2. To be roused from one's sleep, due to a noise or other stimulus. This morning, I awoke to the sound of my neighbor's barking dog.
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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.
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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.
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2 : to make or become conscious or aware of something <They finally awoke to the danger.
A 69-year-old woman reported that she experienced dizziness one morning as she awoke briefly and turned over.
And in four of five controlled published studies, participants were more likely to report that at least one aspect of their sleep--such as how long it took to fall asleep or how often they awoke during the night--was better on the nights they took valerian than on the nights they took a (look-alike but valerian-flee) placebo.
Shannon Hales was sleeping on the settee with her father at the family home in Taylor Road, Kings Heath, when he awoke to find her dead.
On her "good" nights, she awoke as frequently as every hour; on the worst ones she lay awake until breakfast.
His sleep time declined, and he awoke much more often than he had earlier in the flight.
Shortly after midnight, individuals awoke for 1 to 2 hours and frequently reflected on their dreams or talked about them with others.
Most children in each grade awoke once or twice per night.