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Noun wake has 4 senses
  1. aftermath, wake, backwash - 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"
    --1 is a kind of consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
  2. Wake Island, Wake - an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
    --2 is a kind of island
    --2 is a part of Pacific, Pacific Ocean
  3. wake, backwash - the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
    --3 is a kind of wave, moving ridge
  4. wake, viewing - a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"
    --4 is a kind of vigil, watch
Verb wake has 5 senses
  1. wake - be awake, be alert, be there
    sleep, kip, slumber, log Z's, catch some Z's
    Derived form: noun waking1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive, waken - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
    --2 is one way to change state, turn
    Derived form: noun waker2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up - 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"
    --3 is one way to arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. wake - make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
    --4 is one way to
    alarm, alert
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  5. awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse - cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
    --5 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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