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  Definition of wake
  1. a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there''s no weeping at an Irish wake"
  2. the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat''s wake capsized the canoe"
  3. an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
  4. 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"
  5. stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
  6. cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
  7. be awake, be alert, be there
  8. make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
  9. 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"
Similar Words: viewing, backwash, Wake Island, Wake, aftermath, wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, come alive, waken, rouse, inflame, stir up, ignite, heat, fire up

 

Hyponyms: reawaken, bring to, bring back, bring round, bring around, call, stay up, sit up, ferment

 

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

 

Part Meronyms: Pacific, Pacific Ocean

 

Derivational Morphology: awakening, wakening, waking up, waker, arousal, rouser, arouser, waking, heat, warmth, passion, inflammation, inflaming

 

Anagrams: weka, weak

 

 
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