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English adjective: awake

1. awake not in a state of sleep; completely conscious

SamplesLay awake thinking about his new job.
Still not fully awake.

Similarastir, awakened, insomniac, sleepless, unsleeping, up, wakeful, waking, watchful, wide-awake

See alsoalert, aware, cognisant, cognizant, conscious, watchful


2. awake mentally perceptive and responsive

SamplesAn 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.

Synonymsalert, alive

Similaraware, cognisant, cognizant

Antonymsincognizant, unaware

English verb: awake

1. awake (body) stop sleeping

SamplesShe woke up to the sound of the alarm clock.

Synonymsarouse, awaken, come alive, wake, 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

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