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What is another word for wake?

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To emerge, or cause to emerge, from sleep
“When I wake in the morning, the picture beside my bed is usually the first thing I see.”
To cause to come back to life
“My snores were, by all accounts, loud enough to wake the dead.”
To cause to become alert to or aware of (something)
“If we couldn't wake them to the dangers of the new and escalating war, how could we manage to draw attention to a problem they had been avoiding?”
To become alert to or aware of
“So, instead of hoping the problem will go away, why don't we all wake up to what's going on around us.”
To arouse or trigger, especially feelings or emotions
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“A joyous song was needed, one that would wake feelings of mirth and gladness in those who heard it.”
To enliven of invigorate
“I decided to listen to some lively music to wake me up.”
To provide information in a formal or official way
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A formal observance of a body before a funeral
“This liberal provision of hospitality and other outlays made the wake and funeral a costly business.”
A trail of disturbed water or air left by the passage of a ship or aircraft
“Torpedoes powered by compressed air left a telltale wake in the water.”
That which happens after a given event
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“In the wake of his triumphs at Austerlitz, Jena and Friedland, Napoleon emerged as the master of almost all western and central Europe.”
An instance of keeping awake during normal sleeping hours
A series of connected events or thoughts
A mark or line of marks left by a person, animal, or vehicle in passing
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