Awake meaning

ə-wāk
To rouse from sleep; waken.
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To stir up (memories, for example).
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To make aware.
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To wake up.
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To make aware of.

The report awoke him to the possibilities of a compromise.

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To become alert.
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To become aware or cognizant.
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Completely conscious; not in a state of sleep.
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Fully alert; attuned.
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To rouse from inactivity; stir up.
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To call forth (memories, fear, etc.)
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To come out of sleep; wake.
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To become active.
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To become aware.
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Not asleep.
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Active or alert; aware.
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The definition of awake is you are no longer sleeping.

An example of awake is a person who is out of bed and just had his morning coffee.

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To awake is defined as changing from a state of sleep to a state of alertness.

An example of awake is when you open your eyes in the morning after a good night sleep.

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To rouse from sleep; wake.
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(by extension) Alert, aware.
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(intransitive) To become conscious after having slept.
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To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.
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To excite or to stir up something latent.
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(figuratively) To rouse from a state of inaction or dormancy.
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(intransitive, figuratively) To come out of a state of inaction or dormancy.
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(to gain consciousness): fall asleep.
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Origin of awake

  • Middle English awaken from Old English āwacan ā- intensive pref. wacan wake wake1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English awaken, from Old English awacan, from a- (intensive prefix) + wacan (“wake”).

    From Wiktionary