ake

\ ˈāk How to pronounce ake (audio) \

Definition of ake

 (Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete variant of ache

ake

adverb
\ ˈä-kā \

Definition of ake (Entry 2 of 2)

Australia

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First Known Use of ake

Adverb

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ake

Adverb

Maori

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“Ake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ake. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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