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Synonyms for wake

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aftermath, wake, backwash(noun)

    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"

    backwash, wash, airstream, race, slipstream, consequence, aftermath, viewing

    sleep, log Z's, kip, slumber, catch some Z's

  2. Wake Island, Wake(noun)

    an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii

    viewing, aftermath, backwash

    sleep, catch some Z's, kip, log Z's, slumber

  3. wake, backwash(noun)

    the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward

    "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"

    backwash, wash, airstream, race, slipstream, aftermath, viewing

    log Z's, sleep, kip, catch some Z's, slumber

  4. wake, viewing(verb)

    a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial

    "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"

    screening, viewing, aftermath, showing, backwash

    log Z's, slumber, kip, sleep, catch some Z's

  5. wake(verb)

    be awake, be alert, be there

    awake, inflame, waken, fire up, heat, wake up, come alive, arouse, awaken, rouse, ignite, stir up

    kip, slumber, sleep, catch some Z's, log Z's

  6. 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, awake, heat, come alive, provoke, inflame, perk up, enkindle, wake up, stir, 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

    slumber, sleep, catch some Z's, log Z's, kip

  7. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up(verb)

    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"

    shake up, come alive, incite, arouse, awake, heat, commove, inflame, agitate, raise up, wake up, light up, catch fire, instigate, conflagrate, combust, rouse, fire up, kindle, set off, waken, erupt, hot up, awaken, ignite, take fire, stir up, foment, vex, heat up, light, disturb, enkindle

    log Z's, slumber, catch some Z's, sleep, kip

  8. wake(verb)

    make aware of

    "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

    awake, inflame, waken, fire up, heat, wake up, come alive, arouse, awaken, rouse, ignite, stir up

    slumber, kip, sleep, log Z's, catch some Z's

  9. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse(verb)

    cause to become awake or conscious

    "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

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

    slumber, log Z's, kip, catch some Z's, sleep

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wake

    rouse, suscitate, excite, reanimate, revive, awake, watch, revel, evoke, summon, provoke, call

    soothe, allay, appease, lay, hush, lullaby, mesmerize, tranquilize, quiet

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wake(v. n.)

    watch, be awake, not be asleep

  2. wake(v. n.)

    awake, waken, be awakened, be roused from sleep

  3. wake(v. n.)

    revel, carouse, feast

  4. wake(v. a.)

    awaken, waken, rouse from sleep

  5. wake(v. a.)

    arouse, rouse, excite, kindle, stimulate, provoke, stir up

  6. wake(n.)

    vigil, watching

  7. wake(n.)

    track (of a vessel), trail

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wake(v)

    awake, waken, arouse, rouse, revive

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How to use wake in a sentence?

  1. Adlai E. Jr. Stevenson:

    There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.

  2. Blake Adams:

    I see no reason why my hip will give me any issues from here forward, when I got here, my mindset was to just put it through the wringer. I was hitting balls at 7:15 and I would stop at dark. I mean, that's all I did. ... Each day, I would wake up and the only thing that hurt was my hands.

  3. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

    It is a dangerous operation, if you play on fear, you risk giving strength to those who know best how to wake the ghosts and spectres of the past.

  4. Harry Kazianis:

    The Trump administration should make drug manufacturers disclose directly via labels on the drugs Americans buy where they were made from or where the majority of the ingredients came from that should wake people up to the problem, and fast, the Trump administration should consider grants for any companythat do not need to be paid backto lower the overall startup cost of U.S. drug manufacturing.

  5. Mark Goldring:

    Governments and agencies need to act rapidly to avert humanitarian disasters in the next year, this should serve as a wake-up call for them to agree a global deal to tackle climate change.

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Translations for wake

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  • събуждам се, събуждамBulgarian
  • dihuniñBreton
  • vzbudit, vzbudit se, probudit, probudit seCzech
  • gwylnosWelsh
  • vågne, vækkeDanish
  • Nachlauf, erwachen, wecken, aufwecken, Totenwache, Kielwasser, aufwachenGerman
  • veki, vekiĝiEsperanto
  • vigilia, estela, despertar, despertarseSpanish
  • herätä, [[vainajan]] [[valvojaiset]], peräaalto, herättää, hautajaiskahvit, ruumiinvalvojaiset, vanavesiFinnish
  • vakna, vøka, vekjaFaroese
  • réveiller, veillée funèbre, sillage, se réveillerFrench
  • dúisighIrish
  • uisge-stiùireach, dùisgScottish Gaelic
  • להעיר, להתעוררHebrew
  • felébred, felébreszt, felkelt, felkelHungarian
  • bangunIndonesian
  • slóð, kjölfarIcelandic
  • scia, veglia, risvegliarsi, turbolenzaItalian
  • 起こす, 起きる, 航跡, 目覚める, 目が覚めるJapanese
  • 일어나다, 경야Korean
  • excitoLatin
  • erwächenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • šermenysLithuanian
  • kōriporipo, kōrinorinoMāori
  • wakker maken, wakker worden, kielzog, dodenwake, wekken, wake, ontwakenDutch
  • czuwanie, kilwater, obudzić się, obudzić, [[przy]] [[zwłoki, smuga kondensacyjnaPolish
  • acordar, velórioPortuguese
  • priveghi, siaj, treziRomanian
  • проснуться, пробуждаться, просыпаться, будить, поминки, кильватер, разбудить, пробудитьсяRussian
  • zobudiť sa, zobudiťSlovak
  • väcka, vakna, kölvattenSwedish
  • kuamsha, kuamkaSwahili
  • నిద్రలేపుట, నిద్ర ఆపుటTelugu
  • kaldırmak, uyanmakTurkish
  • thứcVietnamese
  • kuilavatVolapük

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