|1.||[ verb ] be awake, be alert, be there|
|Related terms:||sleep stay_up sit_up waking|
|2.||[ noun ] the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)|
"the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
|3.||[ verb ] stop sleeping|
|Synonyms:||awaken awake wake_up arouse come_alive waken|
"She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
|Related terms:||fall_asleep change_state awakening arousal sleep|
|4.||[ verb ] cause to become awake or conscious|
|Synonyms:||wake_up awaken arouse rouse waken|
"He was roused by the drunken men in the street" "Please wake me at 6 AM."
|Related terms:||cause_to_sleep change bring_to reawaken call awakening arouser|
|5.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 14153|
|6.||[ noun ] the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward|
"the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
|7.||[ verb ] make aware of|
"His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
|8.||[ verb ] arouse or excite feelings and passions|
|Synonyms:||stir_up ignite heat fire_up inflame|
"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor" "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world" "Wake old feelings of hatred"
|Related terms:||arouse ferment heat|
|9.||[ noun ] (geography) an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii|
|Related terms:||island Pacific battle_of_Wake|
|10.||[ noun ] (Roman Catholic,religion) a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial|
"there's no weeping at an Irish wake"