Dictionary of English - awake, awaken, wake, or waken
awake, awaken, wake, or waken
Awaken and waken are slightly old-fashioned words, used in writing, usually meaning 'rouse someone from sleep': He crept in, trying not to waken his wife; She was awakened by the sound of the door opening. Note the difference in the tenses of these verbs: Wake has the past tense woke and past participle woken. Awake is similar: she awakes, she awoke, she has awoken. The past tense and past participle of waken is wakened. Awakened is similar: he awakens, he awakened, he has awakened.