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Meaning & Definition of Awake in English

English

Awake

/əwek/

verb

1. Stop sleeping

  • "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
    synonym:
  • wake up
  • ,
  • awake
  • ,
  • arouse
  • ,
  • awaken
  • ,
  • wake
  • ,
  • come alive
  • ,
  • waken

adjective

1. Not in a state of sleep

  • Completely conscious
  • "Lay awake thinking about his new job"
  • "Still not fully awake"
    synonym:
  • awake(p)

2. Mentally perceptive and responsive

  • "An alert mind"
  • "Alert to the problems"
  • "Alive to what is going on"
  • "Awake to the dangers of her situation"
  • "Was now awake to the reality of his predicament"
    synonym:
  • alert
  • ,
  • alive(p)
  • ,
  • awake(p)

Examples of using

Tom lay awake in bed, listening to the rain.
Are you still awake?
Is Tom awake yet?