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Synonyms for awake

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awake(p)(adj)

    not in a state of sleep; completely conscious

    "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"

    incognizant, unaware

  2. alert, alive(p), awake(p)(verb)

    mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"

    "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"

    incognizant, unaware

  3. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken(verb)

    stop sleeping

    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

    kindle, excite, put forward, heat, come alive, provoke, inflame, perk up, enkindle, wake up, stir, wake, elicit, energise, stimulate, fire, arouse, fire up, bring up, conjure up, ignite, raise, waken, turn on, call down, energize, wind up, call forth, invoke, rouse, awaken, brace, evoke, sex, conjure, stir up

    unaware, incognizant


  1. awake(adjective)

    Not asleep; conscious.

    awaken, wake up, lucid, wide awake, conscious

    fall asleep, asleep, unconscious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. awake

    Vigilant implies more sustained activity and more intelligent volition than alert; one may be habitually alert by reason of native quickness of perception and thought, or one may be momentarily alert under some excitement or expectancy; one who is vigilant is so with thoughtful purpose. One is vigilant against danger or harm; he may be alert or watchful for good as well as against evil; he is wary in view of suspected stratagem, trickery, or treachery. A person may be wakeful because of some merely physical excitement or excitability, as through insomnia; yet he may be utterly careless and negligent in his wakefulness, the reverse of watchful; a person who is truly watchful must keep himself wakeful while on watch, in which case wakeful has something of mental quality. Watchful, from the Saxon, and vigilant, from the Latin, are almost exact equivalents; but vigilant has somewhat more of sharp definiteness and somewhat more suggestion of volition; one may be habitually watchful; one is vigilant of set purpose and for direct cause, as in the presence of an enemy. Compare ALERT.

    alert, careful, cautious, circumspect, on the alert, on the lookout, sleepless, vigilant, wakeful, wary, watchful, wide-awake

    careless, drowsy, dull, heedless, inattentive, incautious, inconsiderate, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, thoughtless, unwary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. awake(a.)

    not asleep

  2. awake(a.)

    attentive, watchful, vigilant, alive, on the alert

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    woken, awaken, woke, unanesthetized, waking, up, sor

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. awake

    Fully aroused

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How to use awake in a sentence?

  1. Debra Tate:

    I know for a fact she did not have a premonition — awake or in a dream — that she and Jay would have their throat cut, i checked with all of her living friends. None of her friends had any knowledge of this. Tacky, tacky, tacky. It’s a total fabrication.

  2. Mark Twain:

    It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake.

  3. Andre McGregor:

    Our investigation led to the discovery of many more exposed computer systems with vulnerable management consoles (which) kept me awake at night as a constant reminder that basic cyber hygiene remains the at the forefront of the battle against cyber attacks.

  4. Diane Brown:

    Alexander, just like Connor did, has outgrown our little family here, i'm certain at this point it's time. Time for someone to step in and be stronger and more awake than I am.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    People could not be made to awake to their senses through generations by any history or holy book as repeatedly happening cases of scams & scandals suggest, so how can a person make them look to the facts or their wrongful acts through quotes or even one-line proverb.

Translations for awake

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  • يقظ, متنبه, ساهد, صحى, مستيقظ, استيقظ, أيقظArabic
  • будя, събуждам, събуждам се, буденBulgarian
  • জাগাBengali
  • dihuniñ, dihunBreton
  • despert, llevar-se, llevat, despertarCatalan, Valencian
  • probuzený, probudit se, vzbudit, bdící, vzhůru, vzbudit se, probuditCzech
  • vække, vågen, vågneDanish
  • erwachen, wach, aufwachen, aufwecken, erweckenGerman
  • αφυπνίζω, ξυπνώ, ξύπνιος, αφυπνισμένοςGreek
  • maldorma, vekaEsperanto
  • despertar, despierto, listo, despertarseSpanish
  • بیدار, بیدار شدنPersian
  • valveilla oleva, herättää, hereillä oleva, herätä, havahtua, hereilläFinnish
  • éveillé, réveiller, réveilléFrench
  • dúisigh, dúiseachtIrish
  • dùisg, dùisgteScottish Gaelic
  • esperto, recordar, espertar, acordarGalician
  • התעורר, עורר, העיר, ערHebrew
  • जगाना, जागना, जागHindi
  • ébrenHungarian
  • զարթնել, արթնացնել, զարթուն, արթնանալ, զարթնեցնել, արթունArmenian
  • bangun, jagaIndonesian
  • svegliarsi, cosciente, consapevole, sveglio, conscio, desto, svegliareItalian
  • עֵרHebrew
  • 目を覚ます, 起きる, 目ざめさせる, 目ざめる, 起こす, 目覚める, 起きているJapanese
  • 일어나, 깨다Korean
  • به‌خه‌به‌رKurdish
  • уктабаган, түшүнүү, уйкусуз, ойгоо, баамдоо, абайлагыч, түшүнүүчү, жандануу, ойгонуу, акырын, ойготуу, этият, сак, сезимин козгоо, козголуу, этияттууKyrgyz
  • excito, vigilateLatin
  • waakreg, erwächenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • wakker, ontwaken, ontwaakt, wekkenDutch
  • vakenNorwegian Nynorsk
  • våkenNorwegian
  • obudzić się, przebudzony, czujny, obudzićPolish
  • desperto, acordado, despertar, acordarPortuguese
  • deștepta, trezi, scula, treazRomanian
  • пробуждаться, просну́вшийся, разбудить, вызывать, [[не]] [[спя́щий]], бо́дрствующий, проснуться, пробудиться, будить, пробуждать, возбуждать, просыпаться, бодрствующийRussian
  • budan, буданSerbo-Croatian
  • zobudiť saSlovak
  • zbuditi se, vzbuditi, buden, zbuditiSlovene
  • vakna, väcka, vakenSwedish
  • விழித்துTamil
  • మేలుకునియుండుTelugu
  • ตื่นตัวThai
  • uyandırmak, uyanıkTurkish
  • просипатися, бодрствующийUkrainian
  • جگنا, جاگUrdu
  • thức dậy, dậy lên, gợi, gây lên, dậy, thức, thức tỉnhVietnamese
  • וואךYiddish
  • 苏醒Chinese

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