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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.


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.


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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