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awake

a·wake

awake

 
pronunciation:
weIk
parts of speech:
verb, adjective
part of speech: verb
inflections: awakes, awaking, awoke, awakened, awoken
definition 1: to wake from sleep.
Please awake me in the morning before you go.
synonyms:
arouse, awaken, get up, rouse, wake
similar words:
revive
definition 2: to cause to become aware of.
He awoke my love of classical music.
synonyms:
awaken
similar words:
arouse, rouse, stir
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not sleeping.
She is awake, so you don't have to whisper.
synonyms:
up
antonyms:
asleep, dormant
similar words:
conscious
definition 2: very aware; alert.
We are awake to the problems in the school cafeteria.
synonyms:
alert
antonyms:
sleepy
similar words:
attentive, aware, sharp, vigilant, watchful