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awake

a·wake

awake

 
 
pronunciation:
weIk
parts of speech:
transitive verb & intransitive verb, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (verb, adjective)
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: awakes, awaking, awoke, awakened, awoken
definition 1: to wake from sleep.
The sound of the hunters' guns awoke us that morning.I awoke early and couldn't get back to sleep.
synonyms:
arouse, awaken, get up, rouse, wake
similar words:
revive
definition 2: to bring to or come to a keen consciousness of something.
I finally awoke to his treachery.
synonyms:
awaken, wake
similar words:
arouse, quicken, rouse, stir
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not sleeping.
She had another cup of coffee to stay awake.
synonyms:
astir, up
antonyms:
asleep, dormant
similar words:
conscious, wide-awake
definition 2: keenly aware; alert.
The mayor's office is awake to these problems.
synonyms:
alert, wide-awake
antonyms:
comatose, sleepy
similar words:
attentive, aware, observant, open-eyed, sharp, vigilant, watchful
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