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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb awake:


The word awake is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective awake

What does awake mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more awake / most awake

  1. not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
  2. mentally perceptive and responsive
    • examples: awake to the dangers of her situation | was now awake to the reality of his predicament
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • synonyms of awake: alert / alive
    • similar: aware / cognisant / cognizant

Alternative definition of the adjective awake


  1. Not asleep; conscious.
  2. [by extension] Alert, aware.

Definition of the verb awake

What does awake mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections:

 simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular

  1. stop sleeping

Alternative definition of the verb awake


  1. [intransitive] To become conscious after having slept.
  2. [transitive] To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.
  3. [transitive] to excite or to stir up something latent.


  1. "Awake" is a 2007 American conspiracy thriller film written and directed by Joby Harold. It stars Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard and Lena Olin. The film was released in the United States and Canada on November 30, 2007.
  2. Awake is an American television police procedural fantasy drama that originally aired on NBC for one season from March 1 to May 24, 2012. The pilot episode had an early release on Hulu on February 16, 2012, two weeks before the series' premiere on television. The show's central character is Michael Britten, a detective who works for the Los Angeles Police Department. Kyle Killen, the series' creator, was primarily responsible for the program's concept; although he served as a writer, he avowed that writing episode scripts was difficult. Killen also served as an executive producer of the pilot episode. Jeffrey Reiner and Howard Gordon then continued producing for Gordon's Teakwood Lane Productions.
  3. "Awake" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Charlotte Mars.
  4. "Awake" is a 2012 short horror thriller film written by Collin George and directed by Francisco Sonic Kim.
  5. "Awake" is a 2010 short film directed by Cameron Davies.


  1. "Awake" is the tenth album by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on June 22, 2005, in Japan and on September 20, 2005, in the United States. The song "Lost Heaven" was used as the ending theme of the Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa film.
  2. "Awake" is the third studio album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater, released on October 4, 1994 by East West Records. It was the last Dream Theater album to feature keyboardist Kevin Moore, who announced his decision to leave the band during the recording of the album.
  3. "Awake" is the eighth album by American Christian rock band Skillet. It is the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated album Comatose. The album was released August 25, 2009 by Lava Records and Ardent Records and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on July 27, 2010, and has since gone platinum, selling over 1,000,000 copies to date. It was nominated for Top Christian Album at the Billboard Music Awards 2011 and won. This is the last album to feature guitarist Ben Kasica and the first to feature drummer Jen Ledger.
  4. "Awake" is the second studio album by the hard rock/alternative metal band Godsmack, released on October 31, 2000. It features the song "Goin' Down", which first appeared on the band's first studio recording All Wound Up. This was the only Godsmack album to feature drummer Tommy Stewart.
  5. "Awake" is the debut album by American acoustic rock musician, John Vesely, under the pseudonym Secondhand Serenade. The album was originally released as a demo, in 2005. In late 2006, Secondhand Serenade signed to label Glassnote Records and re-released the album on January 31, 2007.
  6. "Awake" is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Josh Groban. Announced on September 13, 2006, it is his third studio album, and a follow-up to his multi-platinum album Closer. Awake was released on November 7, 2006.
  7. "Awake" is a musical album of Tycho.
    • released on
  8. "Awake" a.k.a. "Awake?" is the tenth studio album by metalcore band Zao. It was released on May 5, 2009, on Ferret Records. It contains nine new tracks and a re-recording of the track Romance of the Southern Spirit. Only 8,000 physical copies of the album were made. Each copy is numbered and has six interchangeable covers.
    • genre: Metalcore
    • released on (5 years ago)
  9. "Awake" is the fifth studio album by the German band Crematory, distributed through Nuclear Blast.
  10. "Awake" is the third album by Julian Marley, released in 2009 on Tuff Gong. Awake won 'Best Album of the Year' in the International Reggae and World Music Awards in New York. It was nominated for 'Best Reggae Album' in the Grammy Awards.
    • genre: Reggae
    • released on (5 years ago)
    • award: - Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album nomination for Julian Marley
  11. "Awake" is the lead single and title track from Godsmack's second album. The song reached number one on the Mainstream Rock chart and number twelve on the Modern Rock chart.
  12. "Awake" is a musical EP of The Boss.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  13. "Awake" is the first EP release from American rock band Bleed the Dream on their own label "Noize Pollution" in 2003.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  14. "Awake" a.k.a. "Awake!" is a musical album of Ramleh.
    • also known as Awake! (disc 2), Awake! (disc 3), Awake! (disc 4), Awake! (disc 5), Awake! (disc 6)
    • released in (30 years ago)
  15. "Awake" is a studio album by Klinik, released in 1996.
  16. "Awake" is a musical album of George Acosta.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  17. "Awake" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  18. "Awake" is a 2000 single by Godsmack.
    • genre: Heavy metal
    • released in (15 years ago)


  1. Awake is a musical group.
    • albums: "Illumination", "A Perfect Life"
    • official website:
  2. Awake is a musical group.
    • album: "Spiritual Warfare"

There are other groups with in their name, like awake!!, Dark Awake, Days Awake, wide-awake, Beaten Awake, Awake in Sleep and Wide Boy Awake.


  1. Awake a.k.a. Awake! is a monthly illustrated magazine published by Jehovah's Witnesses via the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania and printed in various branch offices around the world. It is considered to be a companion magazine of The Watchtower, and is distributed by Jehovah's Witnesses in their door-to-door ministry. Awake! is considered to be the second most widely distributed magazine in the world, with a total worldwide printing of 51,788,000 copies in 101 languages per month.
  2. Awake a.k.a. Arutani language: Arutani is a nearly extinct language spoken by only 17 individuals in Roraima, Brazil and two others in the Karum River area of Bolivar State, Venezuela. It is one of the most poorly attested extant languages in South America, and may be a language isolate. There is, however, no linguistic data on the language. Ethnic Arutani also speak Ninam.
  3. Awake is the first single released by American heavy metal band Mutiny Within from their self titled debut album. It was digitally released on November 16, 2009, and was offered as a free download on November 2 for only 24 hours at Roadrunner Records official website to promote their new album. A demo version of the song was included on the compilation album "Annual Assault", released by Roadrunner in 2009, which included songs from other Roadrunner's heavy metal bands, like Trivium, Slipknot and Machine Head.
  4. Awake is an English language hit in Norway for the Norwegian band Donkeyboy, their fourth single taken from their album Caught in a Life after singles "Ambitions" and "Sometimes" and "Broke My Eyes".
  5. Awake is the first single from Crash Karma's debut album, Crash Karma. It is about being aware of the world around you.

Phrases with Awake

  1. lie awake
  2. half-awake
  3. Wide Awake
  4. wide-awake
  5. broad awake
  6. Water Dead and Awake

Printed books with definitions for Awake

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Google previewI Want to Live These Days with You (2007)

A Year of Daily Devotions by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Being awake means being sober, living not in dreams and wishes but in stark reality. Being awake means loving the day and its work. It means being without illusions, because illusions idolize the world for us and veil our vision of the one God ...

Google previewThe Marriage of Sense and Thought

by Stephen Edelglass, Georg Maier, Hans Gebert and John Davy

Being awake means being confronted by experience, which we seekto understand through ourthinking. Thisthinking hasactuallyalready begun whenwe see anything asaspecific “thing.” Our thinking activity provides the concepts and mental ...

Google previewMemories, Dreams, Reflections (2011)

by C. G. Jung

Being awake means perceiving reality. The dream therefore represented a situation equivalent to reality, in which it created a kind of wakened state. In this sort of dream, as opposed to ordinary dreams, the unconscious seems bent on ...

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Sign language

Come Awake (Sign Language)

Shane signing Come Awake, he learned it in three days at CentriKid camp.

Quotes about Awake

I love the night
Because when the city sleeps
It's never more awake
It's like a whole new world comes to life
When the city sleeps I lay awake
Looking toward the light
When the city sleeps it is reborn
When the city sleeps it's never more awake (Zack Dozier)
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Scrabble value of A1W4A1K5E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of AWAKE

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