Learner's definition of AWAKEN
to stop sleeping
to wake up
— often used as (be) awakened
— often used figuratively
awaken to (something)
awaken (someone or something) to (something)
to become aware of (something) or to make (someone or something) aware of (something)
The group experienced a cultural/religious/spiritual awakening.
Her arrival brought an awakening of old memories.
He thinks he can get by without doing any work, but he is in for a rude awakening. [=he will experience an unpleasant surprise; he will learn that he is mistaken]