1 wake (up), awaken, get up, rouse or bestir oneself:
When I awoke, she was standing over me with a pistol.
2 awaken, animate, arouse, rouse, stimulate, revive, incite, excite, activate, alert, stir up, fan, kindle, ignite, fire:
Marches awaken my sense of patriotism.
3 awake to. awaken to, wake up to, realize, understand, become aware or conscious of:
I finally awoke to the fact that my tax return was overdue.
4 up, aroused, roused, wide awake, up and about, alert, on the alert, on the qui vive, watchful, on guard, attentive, conscious; heedful, alive:
I'm always awake a few minutes before the alarm goes off.