awaken

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awaken(
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wey
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kihn
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to arouse from sleep)
a. despertar
The baby's crying awakened the whole house.Los llantos del bebé despertaron a toda la casa.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to induce)
a. despertar
The teaching at this school aims to awaken children's curiosity and desire to learn.La enseñanza impartida en esta escuela tiene por objeto despertar la curiosidad y el deseo de aprender del niño.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to make aware)
a. abrir los ojos a
This documentary awakened the public to the horrors of life under the dictatorship.Este documental abrió los ojos al público sobre los horrores de la vida bajo la dictadura.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to wake up)
a. despertarse
The next day we awakened to brilliant sunshine.Cuando nos despertamos al día siguiente hacía un sol radiante.
b. despertar
I awakened at first light and set off on my way again.Desperté al clarear el día y me puse de nuevo en camino.
5.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to become aware; used with "to")
a. darse cuenta de
Voters are awakening to the fact that the government has lied to them.Los votantes se están dando cuenta del hecho de que el gobierno les ha mentido.
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awaken
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. despertar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a. despertarse
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awaken [əˈweɪkən]
transitive verb
despertar
to awaken sb to a danger alertar a algn de un peligro
intransitive verb
(also to awaken from sleep) despertar
to awaken from one's illusions desilusionarse; quitarse las ilusiones; to awaken to a danger darse cuenta de un peligro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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