Synonyms and Antonyms of wake

  1. 1 to cause to stop sleeping my banging around in the kitchen woke my wife Synonyms arouse, awake, awaken, knock up [British], rouse, waken Related Words roust, rout; raise, revive; reawaken, rewake; agitate, bestir, disturb, excite, provoke, stimulate, stir Near Antonyms hypnotize, mesmerize Antonyms lull

  2. 2 to cease to be asleep I woke with a start when the door slammed Synonyms arouse, awake, awaken, rouse, waken Related Words arise, get up, rise, roll out, turn out, uprise; watch; revive; reawaken, rewake; shift, stir Near Antonyms 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

  3. 3 to give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk a public service announcement designed to wake people to the dangers of aggressive driving Synonyms advise, alert, caution, forewarn, warnRelated Words augur, forecast, foretell, harbinger, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy; apprise, inform, notify, tip (off); admonish; bode, forebode (also forbode), foreshadow, foretoken, portendNear Antonyms imperil, risk

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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