verb stop sleeping
waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awaken; wake up.
- She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock
adjective not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
- lay awake thinking about his new job
- still not fully awake
adjective satellite 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
A*wake" transitive verb
, v. i. (imp. awc
), and awacian
, v. i. (imp. awacode
). See Awaken
imperfect Awoke Awaked ; past participle Awaked; (obsolete ) Awaken, Awoken; present participle & verbal noun Awaking The form Awoke is sometimes used as adjective past participle
- To rouse from sleep.; to wake; to awaken.
Where morning's earliest ray . . . awake her.
And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; we perish.
Matt. viii. 25.
- To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.
I was soon awaked from this disagreeable reverie.
It way awake my bounty further.
No sunny gleam awakes the trees.
A*wake" intransitive verb
- To cease to sleep; to come out of a state of natural sleep; and, figuratively, out of a state resembling sleep, as inaction or death.
The national spirit again awoke.
Awake to righteousness, and sin not.
1 Cor. xv. 34.
, old p. p. of awake
- Not sleeping or lethargic; roused from sleep; in a state of vigilance or action.
Before whom awake I stood.
She still beheld,
Now wide awake, the vision of her sleep.
He was awake to the danger.
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