Synonyms of wake


1. aftermath, wake, backwash, consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot

usage: the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

2. Wake Island, Wake

usage: an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii

3. wake, backwash, wave, moving ridge

usage: the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"

4. wake, viewing, vigil, watch

usage: a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"


1. wake

usage: be awake, be alert, be there

2. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken, change state, turn

usage: stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

3. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

usage: arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"

4. wake, alarm, alert

usage: make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

5. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse, change, alter, modify

usage: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."

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Definition and meaning of wake (Dictionary)