awaken: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
wake up: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
(wakening) awakening: the act of waking; "it was an early awakening"; "it was the waking up he hated most"
Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavior responses to the external world such as communication, ambulation, nutritional ingestion and procreation. ...