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adjective as in conscious; alert

verb as in become alert or cause to rise from sleep

verb as in become or make aware

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Example Sentences

She would go home and tell her now-husband about it and lay awake at night thinking about it.

From Fortune

To be woke is, in theory, to be awake to issues of social and racial justice.

From Ozy

Johnson was asleep when she came in, but the physician awoke her easily.

While it’s unknown what kind of response Lukashenko expected when Belarus awoke to the news, the election results beggared belief to such an extreme that the country exploded.

From Ozy

Whenever that rat tried to rest, the scientists spun the table, nudging both rats awake and sometimes pushing them into the water.

Now half-awake, we need all the help we can get in understanding our situation.

I worked a lot of 11-7 shifts, and so had to stay awake, although most of the nights other people slept.

My partner Brandon and I awake at the crack of dawn for a canoe ride on the milky blue glacial waters of Lake Louise.

How many times have your stories kept me awake at night wondering, like a child in the dark, what monsters lurk nearby?

But the moment suggests to him that if he is awake, then his reality is truly stranger and more menacing than he ever imagined.

The Café tender was asleep in his chair; the porter had gone off; the sentinel alone kept awake on his post.

Finding him awake, he sat by his side and, with the earnestness of a nursery-maid, patted him off to slumber.

Or rather I suppose I was only half awake; but you seemed to open that door so easily that it quite startled me.

She slept lightly at first, half awake and drowsily attentive to the things about her.

She lay wide awake composing a letter which was nothing like the one which she wrote next day.


On this page you'll find 102 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to awake, such as: alive, attentive, aware, cognizant, vigilant, and aroused.

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