A person who is awake is not sleeping, or the person is up and active after sleeping. This word can be used as an adjective or as a verb.
In these examples, the word "awake" is an adjective:
He’s not awake yet. He’s still sleeping.
Are you awake?
It sounds like the children are awake.
I don’t feel very awake yet.
She doesn’t look like she’s awake.
Peter is barely awake. He should go to bed.
Drinking coffee in the evening might keep me awake at night, so I only drink it in the morning.
A strong cup of coffee can help you stay awake.
Todd’s snoring kept everyone awake last night.
When the word "awake" is used as a verb, it’s usually used in the past tense or as a past participle when a person ends a period of sleep; however, "awake" is not always the best choice when choosing a verb for this kind of action. Sometimes "woke up" is a better choice as it means about the same thing.
They awoke early this morning.
They woke up early this morning. (This sounds better.)
They have finally awakened.
They have finally woken up. (This sounds better.)
What time did you awake?
What time did you wake up? (This sounds better.)
We awoke to the smell of someone making breakfast.
The town awoke to the news that a tornado had ripped through the area and caused major damage.
It’s nice to awake to a warm, sunny morning.
To awaken is a slightly different form of the verb "awake." When something or someone is awakened, there is a better awareness or consciousness or the release of some kind of potential.
The volcano suddenly awakened after centuries of lying dormant.
Shana awakened to the possibility that she was harming herself by not exercising.
The community has finally awakened to the need for safer routes for bicyclists who commute to work by bike.
The girl who works beside Bill has awakened the young man’s desire for romance.