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awake

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1 not sleeping or able to sleep

  • was awake until 3:00 a.m.
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2 paying close attention usually for the purpose of anticipating approaching danger or opportunity

  • awake to the possibility of trouble at the demonstration
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on guard, on one's toes, on the alert, on the ball, on the qui vive, on tiptoe

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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

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1 to cause to stop sleeping

  • awoke the boys for breakfast
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2 to cease to be asleep

  • at the sound of breaking glass she awoke with a start
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