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(verb) 
Definition
to become conscious again or bring (someone) to consciousness again after a sleep
It was still dark when I woke.
Synonyms
awake
I awoke to the sound of the wind in the trees.
, , ,
come to
,
arise
He arose at 6:30 a.m. as usual.
,
get up
, ,
get out of bed
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waken
I dozed off and I only wakened when she came in.
, ,
rouse from sleep
,
bestir yourself
Opposites
fall asleep
,
go to sleep
, ,
drop off (informal)
, ,
snooze (informal)
, ,
nod off (informal)
,
take a nap
,
(verb) 
Definition
to become conscious again or bring (someone) to consciousness again after a sleep
She went upstairs at once to wake the children.
Synonyms
awaken
He was snoring when I awakened him.
,
arouse
We were aroused from our sleep by a knocking at the door.
, ,
waken
Have a cup of coffee to waken you.
,
rouse someone from sleep
(verb) 
Seeing his childhood home cheered him as it woke beautiful memories.
Synonyms
evoke
The programme has evoked a storm of protest.
,
recall
His speech recalled that famous election pledge of his father.
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excite
The proposal failed to excite our interest.
, ,
stimulate
I was stimulated to examine my deepest thoughts.
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revive
an attempt to revive the economy
, ,
arouse
His work has aroused intense interest.
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call up
, , ,
give rise to
,
conjure up
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stir up
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rekindle
Her interest was rekindled.
,
summon up
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reignite
(noun) 
Definition
a watch or vigil held over the body of a dead person during the night before burial
A funeral wake was in progress.
Synonyms
vigil
,
watch
Keep a close watch on him while I'm gone.
, ,
deathwatch
,
tangi (New Zealand)

Phrasal verbs

See wake someone up

Usage note

Both wake and its synonym waken can be used either with or without an object: I woke/wakened my sister, and also I woke/wakened (up) at noon. Wake, wake up, and occasionally waken, can also be used in a figurative sense, for example Seeing him again woke painful memories; and It's time he woke up to his responsibilities. The verbs awake and awaken are more commonly used in the figurative than the literal sense, for example He awoke to the danger he was in.
(noun) 
Definition
the track left by a ship moving through water
Dolphins sometimes play in the wake of the boats.
Synonyms
slipstream
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wash
The wash from a passing ship overturned their dinghy.
,
trail
the high vapour trail of an aircraft
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backwash
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train
a velvet dress, bias cut with a train
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track
We set off once more, over a rough mountain track.
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waves
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path
We followed the path along the clifftops.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of arise
Definition
to get or stand up
He arose at 6:30 a.m. as usual.
Synonyms
get up,
wake up,
get out of bed
in the sense of arouse
Definition
to awaken from sleep
We were aroused from our sleep by a knocking at the door.
Synonyms
wake up,
in the sense of arouse
Definition
to produce (a reaction, emotion, or response)
His work has aroused intense interest.
Synonyms
stir up,
whip up,
summon up,
call forth

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