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wake

wake

wake - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wake

Definition
(noun) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
Synonyms : aftermath , backwash
Example Sentence
  • the aftermath of war
  • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

Definition
(noun) an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
Synonyms : wake island

Definition
(noun) the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
Synonyms : backwash
Example Sentence
  • the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe

Definition
(noun) a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
Synonyms : viewing
Example Sentence
  • there's no weeping at an Irish wake

Definition
(verb) be awake, be alert, be there
Definition
(verb) stop sleeping
Synonyms : arouse , awake , awaken , come alive , wake up , waken
Example Sentence
  • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Definition
(verb) arouse or excite feelings and passions
Synonyms : fire up , heat , ignite , inflame , stir up
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) make aware of
Example Sentence
  • His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation

Definition
(verb) cause to become awake or conscious
Synonyms : arouse , awaken , rouse , wake up , waken
Example Sentence
  • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
  • Please wake me at 6 AM.

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wake

sounds like walk, an insect walks on the water surface and create wave line on water that is trail
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by shafin5

Wake, if joined with 'up', becomes wake up....if it is compared to rake up, then...wake up would mean, to make alert and rake up would be, to revive the memory of...both dealing with alertness of mind.
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by pushpa_edit

Wake--wake "UP"--when you wake up in the morning, your brain attains conscious state from sleeping state, thus making your mind alert.
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by editor2

her legs were coloured.i told her to wake up and as she walkd i saw wake of her leg colour on the floor.
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by jai ho

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