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Definition of wake
- Wake n
- 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" [syn: {aftermath}, {backwash}]
- An island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii [syn: {Wake Island}]
- The wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe" [syn: {backwash}]
- A vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake" [syn: {viewing}] v
- Be awake, be alert, be there [ant: {sleep}]
- Stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock" [syn: {wake up}, {awake}, {arouse}, {awaken}, {come alive}, {waken}] [ant: {fall asleep}]
- Arouse or excite feelings and passions; "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" [syn: {inflame}, {stir up}, {ignite}, {heat}, {fire up}]
- Make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
- Cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM." [syn: {awaken}, {waken}, {rouse}, {wake up}, {arouse}] [ant: {cause to sleep}] [also: {woken}, {woke}]
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