Synonyms for wake

Grammar : Noun
Spell : weyk
Phonetic Transcription : weɪk

Top 10 synonyms for wake Other synonyms for the word wake

Définition of wake

Origin :
  • "to become awake," Old English wacan "to become awake," also from wacian "to be or remain awake," both from Proto-Germanic *waken (cf. Old Saxon wakon, Old Norse vaka, Danish vaage, Old Frisian waka, Dutch waken, Old High German wahhen, German wachen "to be awake," Gothic wakan "to watch"), from PIE root *weg- "to be strong, be lively" (cf. Sanskrit vajah "force, swiftness, race, prize," vajayati "drives on;" Latin vegere, vigere "to be live, be active, quicken," vigil "awake, wakeful," vigor "liveliness, activity"). Causative sense "to rouse from sleep" is attested from c.1300. Related: Waked; waking. Phrase wake-up call is attested from 1976, originally a call one received from the hotel desk in the morning.
  • noun formal observance of a body before funeral
  • noun trail behind something
Example sentences :
  • They laid Paralus upon a couch, with the belief that he slept to wake no more.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • The soul cannot move, wake, or open the eyes, without perceiving God.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • But now some dim perception of this truth began to wake in her.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • So keen the blade, so soft the touch, the sleeper did not wake!
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 6, May 7, 1870 » by Various
  • But was it possible he should ever wake to see how ugly his conduct had been?
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • With the words, he left the room, in his wake a hugely relieved Smithson.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Wake me up any old night and ask me—just ask me, that's all.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Too happy—I almost fear to wake and find that I've been dreaming.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • The sky-light-hood had been thrown overboard, and was floating in the ship's wake.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Being jealous might wake him up to see that he was in love with her himself.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
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