He hurried back with all speed to his high home in the clouds, for he feared that Juno might waken and find out what he had done.
I am sorry to waken you, Sidney, but I don't know what to do.
Photogen slept, and slept; and Nycteris sat motionless lest she should waken him, and so betray him to his fear.
I doze for a little, and when I waken there are people in the room.
They waken the Juliets just a moment too late to save the Romeos and themselves.
Maria had warned her not to waken her grandfather, so she admired it in whispers.
Nor did she waken until the sun was high in the sky and the bustle of the busy city floated up through the open window.
It seemed to waken all the room into new vibrations of life.
Who would not waken to hear it, however sweet his morning slumbers might be to him?
He went closer to her, trying to waken her passion by the strength of his.
"to become awake," Old English wæcnan, wæcnian "to rise, spring," from the same source as wake (v.). Figurative sense was in Old English. Transitive sense of "to arouse (someone or something) from sleep" is recorded from c.1200. Related: Wakened; wakening.