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Adjective: woke (woker,wokest)  wowk
Usage: informal
  1. Aware of and alert to social injustices
    "The industry is more woke now"
  2. Perceived as smug, virtue signalling and intolerant of other viewpoints
    "the anti-democratic illiberal woke brigade"
Verb: wake (woke,woken, also waked)  weyk
  1. Stop sleeping
    "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock";
    - wake up, awake, arouse, awaken, come alive, waken
  2. Cause to become awake or conscious
    "Please wake me at 6 AM.";
    - awaken, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse
  3. Be awake, be alert, be there
  4. Arouse or excite feelings and passions
    "Wake old feelings of hatred";
    - inflame, stir up, ignite, heat, fire up
  5. To alert someone to something
    "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

Derived forms: wokest, woker

Type of: alarm, alert, alter, arouse, change, change state, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, kindle, modify, provoke, raise, turn

Antonym: sleep

Encyclopedia: Woke

Wake, Rattle & Roll