awoken pp. of AWAKE (Cf. awake) (v.); also see AWAKEN (Cf. awaken). The tendency has been to restrict the strong p.p. (awoken) to the original intransitive sense of awake and the weak inflection (awakened) to the transitive, but this never has been complete.

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  • awoken — [ə wō′kən] vt., vi. alt. pp. of AWAKE …   English World dictionary

  • AWOKEN — past part. of AWAKE. * * * past participle of ↑awake, 1 * * * awoken [awoken] [əˈwəʊkən] ; [əˈwoʊkən] past part. of ↑awake …   Useful english dictionary

  • Awoken — Awake A*wake , v. t. [imp. {Awoke}, {Awaked}; p. p. {Awaked}; (Obs.) {Awaken}, {Awoken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Awaking}. The form {Awoke} is sometimes used as a p. p.] [AS. [=a]w[ae]cnan, v. i. (imp. aw[=o]c), and [=a]wacian, v. i. (imp. awacode). See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • awoken — [[t]əwo͟ʊkən[/t]] Awoken is the past participle of awake …   English dictionary

  • awoken — past participle of awake …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • awoken — /euh woh keuhn/, v. a pp. of awake. * * * …   Universalium

  • awoken — a|wok|en [əˈwəukən US əˈwou ] the past participle of ↑awake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • awoken — a·wake || É™ weɪk v. wake, arouse (someone); be woken up, be aroused (i.e. from sleep) adj. alert, not sleeping …   English contemporary dictionary

  • awoken — past participle of awake …   English new terms dictionary

  • awoken — the past participle of awake …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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