rewake

verb

re·​wake (ˌ)rē-ˈwāk How to pronounce rewake (audio)
rewaked or rewoke (ˌ)rē-ˈwōk How to pronounce rewake (audio) ; rewaked or rewoken (ˌ)rē-ˈwō-kən How to pronounce rewake (audio) or rewoke; rewaking

transitive verb

: to waken again or anew

intransitive verb

: to become awake again

Examples of rewake in a Sentence

the media coverage of the dramatic escape has rewaked concerns about security at the prison

Word History

First Known Use

1593, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of rewake was in 1593

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Cite this Entry

“Rewake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rewake. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

rewake

verb
re·​wake (ˈ)rē-ˈwāk How to pronounce rewake (audio)
rewaked or rewoke -ˈwōk How to pronounce rewake (audio) ; rewaked or rewoken -ˈwō-kən How to pronounce rewake (audio) or rewoke; rewaking
: to waken again
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