wake
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)
Synonyms: backwash aftermath
Examples:

"the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

Related terms: consequence
3. [ verb ] stop sleeping
Synonyms: awaken awake wake_up arouse come_alive waken
Examples:

"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
Examples:

"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
Synonyms: backwash
Examples:

"the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"

Related terms: wave
7. [ verb ] make aware of
Examples:

"His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

Related terms: alarm
8. [ verb ] arouse or excite feelings and passions
Synonyms: stir_up ignite heat fire_up inflame
Examples:

"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
Synonyms: Wake_Island
Related terms: island Pacific battle_of_Wake
10. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic,religion) a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
Synonyms: viewing
Examples:

"there's no weeping at an Irish wake"

Related terms: vigil
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