awake: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-wāk'), [key]
— v., adj. a•woke a•waked, a•woke a•waked a•wo•ken, a•wak•ing,
- to wake up; rouse from sleep: I awoke at six with a feeling of dread.
- to rouse to action; become active: His flagging interest awoke.
- to come or bring to an awareness; become cognizant (often fol. by to): She awoke to the realities of life.
- waking; not sleeping.
- vigilant; alert: They were awake to the danger.
- awake (Thesaurus)