Definition - wake

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  1. the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat's wake capsized the canoe"
  2. an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
  3. the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
  4. stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
  5. cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
  6. be awake, be alert, be there
  7. make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
  8. arouse or excite feelings and passions; "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"
  9. a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there's no weeping at an Irish wake"

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