There are 2 main translations of despertar in Spanish

: despertar1despertar2

despertar1

to wake, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (persona) to wake
    (persona) to wake … up
    despiértame a las ocho wake me (up) at eight o'clock
  • 2

    (sentimientos/pasiones) to arouse
    (apetito) to whet
    (recuerdos) to evoke
    (interés) to awaken
    (interés) to stir up
    un discurso que despertó fuertes polémicas a speech which sparked off / triggered / aroused / provoked fierce controversy
    • esa música despierta recuerdos de mi niñez that music reminds me of my childhood / brings back / evokes memories of my childhood

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (del sueño)
    to wake (up)
    todavía no ha despertado de la anestesia she hasn't come round from the anesthetic yet
    • despertó sobresaltado he awoke with a start
  • 2literary

    (a la realidad, al amor)
    to wake up

pronominal verb

  • 1

    (del sueño)
    to wake (up)
    se despertó de madrugada he woke (up) very early
  • 2

    (espabilarse)
    to wake (oneself) up
    voy a darme una ducha a ver si me despierto I'm going to have a shower to try to wake (myself) up

There are 2 main translations of despertar in Spanish

: despertar1despertar2

despertar2

awakening, n.

masculine noun

  • 1

    awakening