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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) 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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Then, with a smile, Lily-Bell awoke, and looked with wondering eyes upon the beauty that had risen round her.
This was a offence victim awoke his life was Det Con Johnson He awoke to see a stocky man in a black beanie hat, black jacket, joggers and dark trainers, pointing a handgun at his face from two feet away.
of the 180 children enrolled, technical failure prevented the collection of BIS data in five children, one child awoke and removed his own BIS sensor and there were six protocol violations (not within age range, significant neurological impairment or opioids were given).
In one bungle, a 35 year-old patient awoke during surgery at the Priory Hospital in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
That's what happened to Graham Handley, who awoke to find a burly worker lying next to him instead of his wife.
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.