1. [ verb ] cause to become awake or conscious
Synonyms: awaken wake_up arouse wake rouse

"He was roused by the drunken men in the street" "Please wake me at 6 AM."

Related terms: cause_to_sleep change bring_to reawaken call awakening arouser
2. [ verb ] stop sleeping
Synonyms: awaken awake wake_up wake arouse come_alive

"She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

Related terms: fall_asleep change_state awakening arousal sleep
Similar spelling:   waxen