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I don't think I was awake for much of my childhood. I did a lot of napping. This might have been a defensive measure against encroaching depression. Until about the age of eleven or twelve, I had zero interests other than trying to steal gumballs from supermarket gumball machines.
Michael Ian Black

Meaning of "awake" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AWAKE

Old English awacian, awacan.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AWAKE

awake  [əˈweɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AWAKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Awake is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb awake in English.

WHAT DOES AWAKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wakefulness

Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavior responses to the external world such as communication, ambulation, eating, and sex. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing.

Definition of awake in the English dictionary

The first definition of awake in the dictionary is to emerge or rouse from sleep; wake. Other definition of awake is to become or cause to become alert. Awake is also to become or make aware.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AWAKE

PRESENT

Present
I awake
you awake
he/she/it awakes
we awake
you awake
they awake
Present continuous
I am awaking
you are awaking
he/she/it is awaking
we are awaking
you are awaking
they are awaking
Present perfect
I have awoken
you have awoken
he/she/it has awoken
we have awoken
you have awoken
they have awoken
Present perfect continuous
I have been awaking
you have been awaking
he/she/it has been awaking
we have been awaking
you have been awaking
they have been awaking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I awoke
you awoke
he/she/it awoke
we awoke
you awoke
they awoke
Past continuous
I was awaking
you were awaking
he/she/it was awaking
we were awaking
you were awaking
they were awaking
Past perfect
I had awoken
you had awoken
he/she/it had awoken
we had awoken
you had awoken
they had awoken
Past perfect continuous
I had been awaking
you had been awaking
he/she/it had been awaking
we had been awaking
you had been awaking
they had been awaking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will awake
you will awake
he/she/it will awake
we will awake
you will awake
they will awake
Future continuous
I will be awaking
you will be awaking
he/she/it will be awaking
we will be awaking
you will be awaking
they will be awaking
Future perfect
I will have awoken
you will have awoken
he/she/it will have awoken
we will have awoken
you will have awoken
they will have awoken
Future perfect continuous
I will have been awaking
you will have been awaking
he/she/it will have been awaking
we will have been awaking
you will have been awaking
they will have been awaking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would awake
you would awake
he/she/it would awake
we would awake
you would awake
they would awake
Conditional continuous
I would be awaking
you would be awaking
he/she/it would be awaking
we would be awaking
you would be awaking
they would be awaking
Conditional perfect
I would have awake
you would have awake
he/she/it would have awake
we would have awake
you would have awake
they would have awake
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been awaking
you would have been awaking
he/she/it would have been awaking
we would have been awaking
you would have been awaking
they would have been awaking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you awake
we let´s awake
you awake
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to awake
Past participle
awoken
Present Participle
awaking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AWAKE


earthquake
ˈɜːθˌkweɪk
kittiwake
ˈkɪtɪˌweɪk
late-wake
ˈleɪtˌweɪk
lichwake
ˈlɪtʃˌweɪk
lyke-wake
ˈlaɪkˌweɪk
marsquake
ˈmɑːzˌkweɪk
microearthquake
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈɜːθˌkweɪk
microquake
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌkweɪk
moonquake
ˈmuːnˌkweɪk
quake
kweɪk
reawake
ˌriːəˈweɪk
rewake
ˌriːˈweɪk
seaquake
ˈsiːˌkweɪk
unawake
ˌʌnəˈweɪk
wake
weɪk
waterquake
ˈwɔːtərˌkweɪk
youthquake
ˈjuːθˌkweɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AWAKE

awa´
AWACS
Awadh
await
awaiter
awaiting
awaked
awaken
awakener
awakening
awanting
award
award ceremony
award wage
award-winner
award-winning
awardable
awardee
awarder
awards ceremony

WORDS THAT END LIKE AWAKE

bake
Blake
brake
bukkake
cake
cupcake
drake
fake
half-awake
intake
jake
lake
make
mistake
sake
shake
snake
take
wide awake
wide-awake

Synonyms and antonyms of awake in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AWAKE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «awake» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of awake

Translation of «awake» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AWAKE

Find out the translation of awake to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of awake from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «awake» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

醒着的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

despierto
570 millions of speakers

English

awake
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जाग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُسْتَيْقِظ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бодрствующий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acordado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জাগ্রত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

éveillé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terjaga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wach
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

眠らずに
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

깨어 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Awake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thức
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விழித்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जागे होणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uyanık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sveglio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przebudzony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бадьорий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

treaz
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξύπνιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wakker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vaken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

våken
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of awake

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AWAKE»

The term «awake» is very widely used and occupies the 12.790 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AWAKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «awake» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «awake» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about awake

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10 QUOTES WITH «AWAKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word awake.
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Roger Babson
It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true.
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Matt Berninger
I love to make songs out of some of those shadows - you know, some of the things you lie awake thinking about, social anxieties and romantic insecurities and all that stuff.
3
Lewis Black
I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.
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Michael Ian Black
I don't think I was awake for much of my childhood. I did a lot of napping. This might have been a defensive measure against encroaching depression. Until about the age of eleven or twelve, I had zero interests other than trying to steal gumballs from supermarket gumball machines.
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Robert Boyle
And I might add the confidence with which distracted persons do oftentimes, when they are awake, think, they see black fiends in places, where there is no black object in sight without them.
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Tara Brach
If our hearts are ready for anything, we will spontaneously reach out when others are hurting. Living in an ethical way can attune us to the pain and needs of others, but when our hearts are open and awake, we care instinctively.
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John Bunyan
Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.
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Marc Chagall
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
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Sandra Cisneros
In my youth, daydreaming nurtured me, provided a safe haven. I'd sleep for twelve hours and even when awake escape to the safe place in my mind.
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Jilly Cooper
Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake all afternoon.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AWAKE»

Discover the use of awake in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to awake and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lying Awake: A Novel
Mark Salzman's Lying Awake is a finely wrought gem that plumbs the depths of one woman's soul, and in so doing raises salient questions about the power-and price-of faith.
Mark Salzman, 2003
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Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens
Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of Buddhism to teenage readers, explaining the ancient teachings and how they relate to such crucial issues as self-esteem, dealing with stress and emotional problems, fostering peace, and ...
Diana Winston, 2003
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Wide Awake: The Future Is Waiting Within You
In Wide Awake, renowned speaker and church visionary Erwin Raphael McManus challenges us to put an end to all the sleepwalking and settling, for each of us was created by God for a reason.
Erwin Raphael McManus, 2008
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Stay Awake: Stories
The shocks in this collection are many.”—The Washington Post These haunting, suspenseful stories by acclaimed author Dan Chaon feature scattered families, unfulfilled dreamers, anxious souls—lost, fragile, searching characters who ...
Dan Chaon, 2012
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Awake
Anna Simon tries to find the best environment for her son, Max, who suffers from a rare genetic disease, but soon finds herself drawn to the charismatic counselor of a special camp for children like hers.
Elizabeth Graver, 2004
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Awake: Doing a World of Good One Person at a Time
Where can we make the most impact? This compelling, story-driven book urges us to open our eyes to the needs of a hurting world and to get involved in realistic, positive change.
Noel Brewer Yeatts, 2012
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Awake!: A Reader for the Sleepless
This collection is ideal for both the casual light sleeper and the dedicated insomniac (as well as their bedmates), delighting and distracting night owls with irresistible fiction, articles, blogs, art, photographs, comics, and more.
Steven Lee Beeber, 2007
8
Awake in the Dark: Stories
A collection of tales about the contemporary lives of the children of Holocaust victims and perpetrators features protagonists who in turn struggle with questions about their Jewish identities and embark on journeys of self-discovery to ...
Shira Nayman, 2007
9
Dreaming Awake
Haden Black changed Theia Alderson's life when he appeared in her dreams.
Gwen Hayes, 2012
10
The Wide-Awake Princess
E.D. Baker pulls out all the stops in this brilliant version of a classic tale.
E. D. Baker, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AWAKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term awake is used in the context of the following news items.
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A stark reality: Greeks awake to shuttered banks on day after voters …
ATHENS, Greece – Greeks awoke Monday to the stark reality of the country's accelerating crisis — shuttered banks and ATMs with little cash ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
All-Asian Cast Brings to Life Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! Tonight …
The Public Theater presents The National Asian American Theatre Company's production of Awake and Sing!, one of playwright Clifford Odet's most acclaimed ... «Playbill.com, Jul 15»
3
Joni Mitchell health status updates: Music icon can speak and is …
She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits," a March 31 post on her website stated. Since then ... «ChristianToday, Jul 15»
4
Exotype Posts "Wide Awake" Music Video
Exotype has a new music video online for "Wide Awake," featuring guest vocals from Chad Ruhlig (For the Fallen Dreams). Check it out below. «Metal Underground, Jul 15»
5
Infrastructure Problems 'Keep Me Awake At Night' Says Council …
st agnes water tank The Council Chief executive says problems with Scilly's water and sewerage infrastructure keep him awake at night. «ScillyToday, Jul 15»
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What keeps me awake at night? The horror of prom for 11-year-olds
I have been thinking, once again, about the values we are promoting when we hold our annual “prom night” for Year 6 pupils (aged 10-11). «TES News, Jul 15»
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Poetry and the stock market keep patient awake during brain surgery
Doctors in the southern city of Shenzhen kept talking to a patient about the stock market and asked him to recite ancient Chinese poetry to keep ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
8
Awake again: Is it insomnia or just segmented sleep?
You fall asleep easily, but at 3 a.m. you're wide awake. In fact, this may just be a normal function of human sleep rhythm, as I remind myself ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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Wide-awake surgeries help patients get better in less time
But Ashley Marchand was photographed beaming from ear to ear during her procedure. That's because she was wide awake during surgery to ... «KPRC Houston, Jul 15»
10
"My sister's gentle purring ensures I remain just awake"
I feel myself sinking into oblivion; my sister's gentle purring ensures that I remain just awake enough to appreciate this magnificent happening. «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Awake [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/awake>. Oct 2020 ».
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