Wake Wake, v. t. 1. To rouse from sleep; to awake. [1913 Webster]

The angel . . . came again and waked me. --Zech. iv. 1. [1913 Webster]

2. To put in motion or action; to arouse; to excite. ``I shall waken all this company.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Lest fierce remembrance wake my sudden rage. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Even Richard's crusade woke little interest in his island realm. --J. R. Green. [1913 Webster]

3. To bring to life again, as if from the sleep of death; to reanimate; to revive. [1913 Webster]

To second life Waked in the renovation of the just. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To watch, or sit up with, at night, as a dead body. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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