1 cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM." [syn: awaken, wake, rouse, wake up, arouse] [ant: cause to sleep]
2 stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock" [syn: wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, wake, come alive] [ant: fall asleep]
EtymologyOld English wæcnan.
- Rhymes: -eɪkən