One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the alarm awoke him at 7.30’
wake, wake up, awake, waken, rouse, arouse
informal give someone a shout
British informal knock up
send to sleep
2‘when she awakened, the sun was streaming through the windows’
wake, wake up, awake, waken, stir, come to, come round, bestir oneself, show signs of life, return to the land of the living
go to sleep
3‘he had awakened strong emotions in her’
arouse, rouse, bring into being, call into being, call forth, draw forth, bring out, engender, generate, evoke, trigger, stir up, inspire, stimulate, excite, kindle, fire, touch off, spark off
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