wake-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: return to consciousness from an unconscious state

Commentary: Includes: WAKE UP
NOTE: Listener is already in an unconscious state whether it is forced or voluntary. Sentence 8, while [-concrete], follows this criterion because it is a metaphor acting like the [+concrete] examples.

The loud speaker woke him.
And when he fell asleep, they woke him by dropping water on his head or playing Christina Aguilera music.
He woke up during the second game, mumbled something and passed out again.
She woke to the sound of trees whispering quietly.
He woke from the coma a week after the accident.
She should wake from the anesthesia in a few minutes.
The next day, the islanders woke up to a world that had changed forever.
It was as if I had woken from a long, masochistic daydream.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: Cause_to_wake,Waking_up
PropBank: wake.01,wake.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 5
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
wake_up 1, 2

Sense Number 2: make or become aware (of), alert (to)

Commentary: Includes: WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE (and other such idioms)

She woke to Herself knowing life had great worth.
When they finally woke to the possibilities, they did so in a big way.
The blowout woke him to reality.
Wake up and Create the Life You Want!
I was probably a little blunt with her when I told her to wake up and smell the coffee.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: wake.01,wake.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 3: ignite, arouse emotion

This time it woke a feeling of sheer panic inside me.
But then she thought of Frank, how he woke feelings inside her that art never had.
They way he found her house a secret joke woke anger in her, but she quickly banished it.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3