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Synonyms for awake

not sleeping


awake to


  • alert to
  • aware of
  • on the lookout for
  • alive to
  • attentive to
  • on the alert for
  • observant of
  • watchful of
  • on guard to
  • on your toes to
  • heedful of
  • vigilant of

Synonyms for awake

to cease sleeping

to induce or elicit (a reaction or emotion)

not in a state of sleep

marked by comprehension, cognizance, and perception

Synonyms for awake

not in a state of sleep

mentally perceptive and responsive

References in classic literature ?
Then she went softly out of doors, and plucking an orange from the low-hanging bough of a tree, threw it at Robert, who did not know she was awake and up.
When they found that you were sleeping they thought it best not to awake you.
For, Mr Flintwinch awake, was watching Mr Flintwinch asleep.
At midnight when the mate touched him on the shoulder, in the moment of awakening and before he was awake Van Horn did two things automatically and swiftly.
When Skipper carried him to the blanket and rolled him in, he was quickly asleep again; and he was quickly awake, out of the blanket, and padding after along the deck as Skipper paced up and down.
His wisdom is to keep awake in order to sleep well.
I recognized the fact that I was hopelessly and permanently wide awake.
She had been lying awake turning from side to side for about an hour, when suddenly something made her sit up in bed and turn her head toward the door listening.
Sometimes when I open my eyes I don't believe I'm awake.
Though his father rarely saw him when he was awake, he was given all sorts of wonderful things to amuse himself with.
Somehow she was sorry for him and did not want him to lie awake, so she leaned against the bed and began to stroke and pat his hand and sing a very low little chanting song in Hindustani.
A COVENTRY estate agency is helping the Godiva Awakes project on its way with gold patronage.
Hundreds of dancers, actors, aerialists, musicians, pyrotechnicians, carnivalists and local youngster are also set to be part of the pounds 500,000 Arts Council England commission - which is entitled Godiva Awakes.
A CALL has gone out to Birmingham singers to join the Godiva Awakes Choir.
THE SOURCE: Young Men for War': The Wide Awakes and Lincoln's 1860 Presidential Campaign" by Jon Grinspan, in The Journal of American History, Sept.