Definitions and Examples of awaken, activate, stir up
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To rouse from sleep or inactivity; to become alert or active.
The sound of the alarm clock awakened her from a deep sleep.
To make something operational or functional; to start or initiate a process.
He had to activate his account before he could access the online service.
To cause someone or something to become active or agitated; to provoke or incite.
The speech stirred up the crowd and inspired them to take action.
Key Differences: awaken vs activate vs stir up
- 1Awaken implies a state of sleep or inactivity that is interrupted by an external stimulus.
- 2Activate refers to making something operational or starting a process.
- 3Stir up conveys the idea of provoking or inciting someone or something to become active or agitated.
Effective Usage of awaken, activate, stir up
- 1Daily Life: Use awaken to describe waking up from sleep or becoming alert after a period of inactivity.
- 2Technology: Use activate to describe starting or initiating a process or function.
- 3Politics and Social Issues: Use stir up to describe provoking or inciting people or groups to take action.
The antonyms of hibernate are awaken, activate, and stir up. Use awaken to describe waking up from sleep or becoming alert, activate to describe starting or initiating a process, and stir up to describe provoking or inciting people or groups to take action.