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Definition 1: a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial - [noun denoting act]

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

  • there's no weeping at an Irish wake

Synonyms for wake in the sense of this definition

(wake is a kind of ...) the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

Definition 2: the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward - [noun denoting event]

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

  • the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe

Synonyms for wake in the sense of this definition

(wake is a kind of ...) one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)

Definition 3: an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for wake in the sense of this definition

(wake is an instance of ...) a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water

(... is part of wake) the largest ocean in the world

(wake is the region of the domain of ...) in December 1941 the island was captured by the Japanese after a gallant last-ditch stand by a few hundred United States marines

Definition 4: the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

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

  • the aftermath of war
  • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

Synonyms for wake in the sense of this definition

(wake is a kind of ...) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise" "his decision had depressing consequences for business" "he acted very wise after the event"

Definition 5: be awake, be alert, be there - [verb of body]

(... is a kind of wake ) not go to bed

"Don't stay up so late--you have to go to work tomorrow" "We sat up all night to watch the election"

Definition 6: stop sleeping - [verb of body]

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

  • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Synonyms for wake in the sense of this definition

(wake 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"

(wake implies ...) be asleep

Definition 7: cause to become awake or conscious - [verb of body]

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

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

Synonyms for wake in the sense of this definition

(wake is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of wake ) awaken once again

(... is a kind of wake ) return to consciousness

"These pictures bring back sad memories"

(... is a kind of wake ) rouse somebody from sleep with a call

"I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"

Definition 8: make aware of - [verb of communication]

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

  • His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation

(wake is a kind of ...) warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

"The empty house alarmed him" "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"

Definition 9: arouse or excite feelings and passions - [verb of emotion]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for wake in the sense of this definition

(wake is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of wake ) work up into agitation or excitement

"This religion is fermenting Africa"

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