An example of a wake is an Irish celebration of a person's life shortly after passing.
An example of a wake is the path behind a speed boat which is cruising on a lake.
Suddenly woke to the danger we were in.
Wake old animosities.
The report woke me to the facts of the matter.
The wake of a ship.
The war left destruction and famine in its wake.
During one's waking hours.
I woke up at four o'clock this morning.
The neighbour's car alarm woke me from a strange dream.
An example of to wake is an alarm clock going off in the morning, making someone become alert by taking them out of sleep.
Overslept and woke late.
Bears wake for spring, summer, and fall and hibernate for the winter.