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WAKE noun

Definition of wake (noun)

  1. the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    • "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
    • synonyms: aftermath, backwash
  2. an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
  3. the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward
    • "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
    • synonyms: backwash
  4. a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
    • "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"
    • synonyms: viewing

WAKE verb

Definition of wake (verb)

  1. be awake, be alert, be there
  2. stop sleeping
  3. arouse or excite feelings and passions
    • "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: fire up, heat, ignite, inflame, stir up
  4. make aware of
    • "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
  5. cause to become awake or conscious
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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