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wake1

 
 
pronunciation:
weIk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: wakes, waking, woke, waked, woken
definition 1: to emerge from sleep (often fol. by "up").
I usually wake up at seven o'clock, but today I woke earlier.
synonyms:
awake, awaken, rouse, waken
similar words:
arise, arouse, revive, rise
definition 2: to be or stay awake.
antonyms:
sleep
definition 3: to become aware or alert.
synonyms:
awake, awaken
similar words:
arouse, revive, rouse
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to stop sleeping (often fol. by "up").
The noise outside woke me up this morning.Could you wake me around seven?
synonyms:
awake, awaken, rouse, waken
similar words:
arouse, call, raise
definition 2: to rouse from a state of dormancy, apathy, or inactivity.
synonyms:
arouse, rouse, stimulate, waken
similar words:
agitate, animate, awake, awaken, excite, stir
definition 3: to make aware of (often fol. by "to").
The accident woke him to the importance of safe driving.
synonyms:
alert, awake, awaken
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a vigil; watch.
I'm in trouble because the incident happened during my wake.
similar words:
lookout, night watch, vigil, watch
definition 2: a vigil kept over the body of a dead person before burial.
My grandfather's wake was held in our house, and I was amazed at how many came to honor him.
similar words:
funeral, memorial, vigil
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