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Awake and wake
In British English, the verbs awake and wake are irregular.
Awake – awoke – awoken (GB and US)
In American English, these verbs can be regular.
Awake – awakened – awakened (US only)
Wake is the most common of these verbs. It can mean ‘stop sleeping’ or ‘make somebody else stop sleeping’. Wake is often followed by up.
Waken can be used instead of wake up in a literary style.
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