past tense of awake (v.), from Old English awoc; additionally see awaken. The tendency happens to be to restrict the strong past tense (awoke) towards initial intransitive feeling of awake and the poor inflection (awakened) on transitive, but this never ever was total.
(imp.) of alert
- of alert
At the risk no doubt of some defects of culture, the newer education cleared the way for a more positive temper, awoke a new sense of accuracy and of verification, and created a sceptical attitude towards all conventions, whether of argument or of practice.