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Definition 1: stop sleeping - [verb of body]

Samples where awake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Synonyms for awake in the sense of this definition

(awake is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(awake implies ...) be asleep

Definition 2: not in a state of sleep; completely conscious - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where awake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lay awake thinking about his new job
  • still not fully awake

(awake is similar to ...) out of bed

"are they astir yet?" "up by seven each morning"

(awake is similar to ...) (somewhat formal) having been waked up

"the awakened baby began to cry"

(awake is similar to ...) experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness

"insomniac old people" "insomniac nights" "lay sleepless all night" "twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"

(awake is similar to ...) fully awake

"the unsleeping city" "so excited she was wide-awake all night"

(awake is similar to ...) marked by full consciousness or alertness

"worked every moment of my waking hours"

(means also ...) engaged in or accustomed to close observation

"caught by a couple of alert cops" "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came" "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"

(means also ...) (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

"was aware of his opponent's hostility" "became aware of her surroundings" "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

(means also ...) knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts

"remained conscious during the operation" "conscious of his faults" "became conscious that he was being followed"

Definition 3: mentally perceptive and responsive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where awake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an 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

Synonyms for awake in the sense of this definition

(awake is similar to ...) (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

"was aware of his opponent's hostility" "became aware of her surroundings" "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

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