Synonyms for wake

Synonyms for (noun) wake

Synonyms: viewing, wake

Definition: a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial

Usage: there's no weeping at an Irish wake

Similar words: vigil, watch

Definition: the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)


Synonyms: wake, backwash

Definition: the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward

Usage: the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe

Similar words: wave, moving ridge

Definition: one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)


Synonyms: Wake, Wake Island

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

Similar words: island

Definition: a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water


Synonyms: aftermath, backwash, wake

Definition: the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

Usage: the aftermath of war; in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

Similar words: effect, consequence, event, issue, result, outcome, upshot

Definition: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Usage: the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise; his decision had depressing consequences for business; he acted very wise after the event

Synonyms for (verb) wake

Synonyms: come alive, wake, wake up, waken, arouse, awake, awaken

Definition: stop sleeping

Usage: She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: awaken, arouse, rouse, wake, wake up, waken

Definition: cause to become awake or conscious

Usage: He was roused by the drunken men in the street; Please wake me at 6 AM.

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: wake

Definition: make aware of

Usage: His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation

Similar words: alarm, alert

Definition: warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

Usage: The empty house alarmed him; We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries


Synonyms: inflame, ignite, heat, stir up, wake, fire up

Definition: arouse or excite feelings and passions

Usage: 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

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy