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awake

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of awake

  1. 1 not sleeping or able to sleep was awake until 3:00 a.m. Synonyms of awake wakeful, insomniac, sleepless, wide-awakeWords Related to awake aroused, awakened, roused, rousted, wakened; about, astir, up; aware, conscious; revived; reawakenedNear Antonyms of awake dozy, drowsy, nodding, sleepy, slumberous (or slumbrous), somnolent; dreaming; hypnotized, mesmerizedAntonyms of awake asleep, dormant, dozing, napping, resting, sleeping, slumbering, unawakened

  2. 2 paying close attention usually for the purpose of anticipating approaching danger or opportunity awake to the possibility of trouble at the demonstration Synonyms of awake Argus-eyed, attentive, alert, observant, open-eyed, tenty (also tentie) [Scottish], vigilant, watchful, wide-awakeWords Related to awake alive, aware, conscious, sensitive; cognizant, heedful, keen, mindful, observing, regardful, sharp, sharp-eyed; hyperalert, hypervigilant, sleepless, wakeful; careful, cautious, chary, wary; prepared, readyNear Antonyms of awake absent, absentminded, absorbed, abstracted, daydreaming, dazed, distracted, dreaming, dreamy, engrossed, faraway, insensible, oblivious, preoccupied; sleeping, unaware, unconscious, unknowing, unwitting; careless, heedless, inattentive, unheeding, unmindful, unthinking, unwary; unprepared, unreadyAntonyms of awake asleep

Synonym Discussion of awake

aware, cognizant, conscious, sensible, alive, awake mean having knowledge of something. aware implies vigilance in observing or alertness in drawing inferences from what one experiences.
    • aware of changes in climate
cognizant implies having special or certain knowledge as from firsthand sources.
    • not fully cognizant of the facts
conscious implies that one is focusing one's attention on something or is even preoccupied by it.
    • conscious that my heart was pounding
sensible implies direct or intuitive perceiving especially of intangibles or of emotional states or qualities.
    • sensible of a teacher's influence
alive adds to sensible the implication of acute sensitivity to something.
    • alive to the thrill of danger
awake implies that one has become alive to something and is on the alert.
    • a country always awake to the threat of invasion

awake

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of awake

  1. 1 to cause to stop sleeping awoke the boys for breakfast Synonyms of awake arouse, wake, awaken, knock up [British], rouse, wakenWords Related to awake roust, rout; raise, revive; reawaken, rewake; agitate, bestir, disturb, excite, provoke, stimulate, stirNear Antonyms of awake hypnotize, mesmerizeAntonyms of awake lull

  2. 2 to cease to be asleep at the sound of breaking glass she awoke with a start Synonyms of awake arouse, wake, awaken, rouse, wakenWords Related to awake arise, get up, rise, roll out, turn out, uprise; watch; revive; reawaken, rewake; shift, stirNear Antonyms of awake catnap, conk (off or out), doze, drop off, nap, nod, rest, sleep, slumber, snooze; bed (down), couch, doss (down) [chiefly British], flop, kip (down) [British], retire, sack out, turn in; lie up, sleep in; oversleep



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