Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.
v. a•woke a•waked, a•woke a•waked a•wo•ken, a•wak•ing, v.t.
Awake, wake, awaken, and wake up can all be intransitive verbs to say that someone becomes conscious again after being asleep. They can also be transitive verbs to say that someone makes you conscious when you have been asleep.
Awake and wake are irregular verbs. Their past tense forms are awoke and woke, and their -ed participles are awoken and woken.
Awake and wake are fairly common in writing, especially as intransitive verbs.
In ordinary conversation, you use wake up.
Awake can also be an adjective. If someone is awake, they are not asleep. Awake is usually used after linking verbs like be, stay, keep, and lie.
Awake is sometimes used after a noun.
Don't use awake in front of a noun. Don't say, for example, 'an awake child'. Say 'a child who is awake'.
Don't say that someone is 'very awake'. You say that they are wide awake or fully awake.
Past participle: awoken/awaked
|Verb||1.||awake - stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"|
|Adj.||1.||awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"|
alert, watchful - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
aware, cognisant, cognizant - (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"
conscious - knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
|2.||awake - mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"; "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"|
not sleeping sleeping, asleep, unconscious, napping, dormant, crashed out (slang), dozing, dead to the world (informal)
awake[əˈweɪk] (awoke or awaked (pt) (awoken or awaked (pp)))
to be awake → estar despierto
fully awake → totalmente despierto
I was still only half awake → aún estaba medio dormido
coffee keeps me awake (= keeps me alert) → el café me mantiene despierto; (= stops me sleeping) → el café me desvela
the noise kept me awake → el ruido no me dejó dormir
to lie awake he lay awake all night, thinking about his new job → no pudo dormir en toda la noche or estuvo desvelado toda la noche, pensando en su nuevo trabajo
I'm not really awake yet → aún no estoy despierto del todo
to stay awake → mantenerse despierto, no dormirse
I found it difficult to stay awake → me costaba mantenerme despierto, me costaba no dormirme
I'm not going to stay awake all night worrying about that → no voy a pasarme toda la noche en vela preocupándome por eso
to be awake to sth (fig) → ser consciente de algo
wide awake → totalmente despierto
I awoke from a deep sleep → desperté de un sueño profundo
when are we going to awake from this nightmare? → ¿cuándo vamos a despertar de esta pesadilla?
she awoke to a lovely, sunny day → despertó y el día era precioso, soleado
he awoke to find himself in hospital → al despertar(se) vio que se hallaba en el hospital
to be awake → être éveillé(e)
He was still awake → Il était encore éveillé.
Is she awake? → Elle est réveillée?
Are you awake?
BUT Tu dors?.
to lie wide awake → rester allongé(e) sans pouvoir fermer l'œil
awakepret <awoke>, ptp <awoken or awaked>
to lie awake → rimanere sveglio/a a letto
coffee keeps me awake → il caffè mi fa star sveglio
to be awake to (fig) → essere cosciente or conscio/a or consapevole di