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English noun: wake

1. wake (phenomenon) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)


SamplesThe aftermath of war.
In the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured.


Synonymsaftermath, backwash


Broader (hypernym)consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

2. Wake (location) an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii


SynonymsWake Island


Instance hypernymisland


Part meronymPacific, Pacific Ocean


Domain region membersBattle of Wake, Battle of Wake Island

3. wake (event) the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward


SamplesThe motorboat's wake capsized the canoe.


Synonymsbackwash


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave

4. wake (act) a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial


SamplesThere's no weeping at an Irish wake.


Synonymsviewing


Broader (hypernym)vigil, watch


English verb: wake

1. wake (body) be awake, be alert, be there


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)sit up, stay up


Antonymscatch some z's, kip, log z's, sleep, slumber

2. wake (body) stop sleeping


SamplesShe woke up to the sound of the alarm clock.


Synonymsarouse, awake, awaken, come alive, wake up, waken


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


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


Antonymsdope off, doze off, drift off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off, drop off

3. wake (emotion) arouse or excite feelings and passions


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsfire up, heat, ignite, inflame, stir up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)ferment

4. wake (communication) make aware of


SamplesHis words woke us to terrible facts of the situation.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alarm, alert

5. wake (body) cause to become awake or conscious


SamplesHe was roused by the drunken men in the street.
Please wake me at 6 AM..


Synonymsarouse, awaken, rouse, wake up, waken


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to, call, reawaken


Antonymscause to sleep









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