There are 2 main translations of wake in Spanish

: wake1wake2

wake1

despertar, v.

Pronunciation /weɪk//weɪk/

transitive verb

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    despertar
    this will wake them from their apathy esto los sacará de su apatía / les sacudirá la apatía

intransitive verb

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    (become awake)
    despertar
    despertarse
    he woke from a deep sleep despertó de un sueño profundo
    • Debbie was still asleep so I decided to try and go back to sleep until she woke up.
    • I got woken at 5am by the window rattling.
    • One of the most famous ghost sightings was by a six-year-old girl woken by scratching noises.
    • He wakes his comrade, who stirs and stolidly puts on his boots, army shirt, cap, gun.
    • I wake up at 5am and lie there, pretending I am going to go back to sleep.
    • Wednesday morning, I woke up at 4am with a knot in my stomach.
    • A little voice in her head woke her up this is not how you're going to start the New Year is it?
    • By Wednesday morning most of the region woke up to Christmas card scenes with several inches of snow.
    • She wakes from a coma a few days later to learn the awful truth.
    • I woke at dawn to the sun winking through the window of my room.
    • Neighbours woken by her screams tried to save the girls, but were driven back by the intense heat.
    • When I woke up an hour later the rain had stopped, it was a glorious sunny day and mist was rising off the lake.
    • I woke up on Tuesday morning after a few hours fitful sleep and went back to the hospital.
    • It's one of the two puzzling questions that I woke up to this morning.
    • I woke up my two children who were sleeping at the time and went outside.
    • It is one night of tenderness with his dream girl Goldie that largely fuels the story, especially when he wakes the following morning to find her dead.
    • Many students attend classes in split shifts, which forces them to wake at dawn.
    • Georgia rolled over, waking slowly from a nice dream.
    • The single mum-of-three never knows if she will wake up to yet more damage and destruction on her doorstep.
    • Jenny was afraid that Adam's raised voice would wake the children.
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    (be awake)
    waking or sleeping, it's always on my mind no me lo puedo quitar de la cabeza ni de día ni de noche
    • my waking hours las horas que paso despierta
    • it was a waking nightmare fue (como) una pesadilla

noun

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    (for dead person)
    velatorio masculine
    velorio masculine
    • First, a wake was held at a funeral home in Sherman Oaks, with his body on display in an open casket.
    • He could cry at Christenings, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, wakes.
    • This we use in times of sadness and happiness, for wakes and weddings.
    • Indeed, even the pitch invasion at the final whistle seemed more like a wake than a party and soon evaporated into memory.
    • You play cards or mahjong and drink beer at funeral wakes.
    • These require the isolation of the corpse, prohibit the holding of wakes over the body, and permit doctors to prevent the removal of a body from hospital.
    • Funerals and all-night wakes, called ‘sit-ups,’ are important social occasions.
    • A death in the Creole community is observed with an evening wake in the family's home.
    • Bodies in the United States are usually kept in the funeral homes till the wake is done.
    • After the wake, a morning funeral was held, complete with a mass in church, and then the body was taken to the cemetery for burial.
    • For instance, Catholics hold funeral wakes on the first and eighth nights after a person's death.
    • When my mother died, the young pastor at St. Paul's wouldn't lead a rosary at the wake.
    • Still, one could say that all wakes are formulaic, rituals being a most popular and apparently effective means to deal with death.
    • I have to go to a wake tonight and a funeral tomorrow.
    • Anger mounted throughout the next day, as residents, family friends and young people placed wreaths and cards on the tree and conducted a midday wake and vigil at the site.
    • Any breach of the rule was to result in a withdrawal by the clergy of their services at the wake and funeral.
    • A testament to the high respect in which he was held was seen in the large attendance at his wake, removal and burial.
    • After announcement of a death, a wake is held for friends and family.
    • The most important Catholic rituals are baptism and the wake, followed by a funeral mass.
    • But the undertaker, by some misunderstanding, took the man's remains to the house of the woman's friends, where a wake was held.

There are 2 main translations of wake in Spanish

: wake1wake2

wake2

estela, n.

Pronunciation /weɪk//weɪk/

noun

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    (of ship)
    estela feminine
    in the wake of sth
    • the hurricane left a trail of destruction in its wake el huracán dejó una estela de destrucción a su paso
    • in the wake of the revolution tras la revolución
    • his resignation comes in the wake of … su dimisión se produce tras / sigue a …
    • he accelerated and left the others trailing in his wake aceleró y dejó atrás a los demás
    • Torpedoes powered by compressed air left a telltale wake in the water and gave a warning to a target.
    • Black water was seen in the ship's wake after the bombs exploded, proof the submarine was doomed.
    • Wake turbulence happens when we pass through the wake of another aircraft, similar to when a boat passes through the wake of another vessel.
    • Even the ground over which a tank has driven shows where the track pressure has warmed it, like the wake of a ship.
    • It notes that every aircraft generates a wake while in flight.
    • The pilot gets into a small bit of leftover wake turbulence, the rental aircraft wobbles just before touchdown and a wingtip catches the runway.
    • As we passed overhead, the glare of the moonlight on the water receded, and with our goggles, we could see a wake behind the ship.
    • Such shockwaves are a bit like the wake of a ship travelling across the ocean.
    • We picked up the first Mk-25 at a quarter-mile and then got a visual on the ship's wake.
    • If you begin to see mud or floating grass blades in your wake, slow down and find deeper water.
    • The speedboat kicked up a huge wave of water in its wake.
    • When we motor into the channel, however, I can't help noticing that the mooring buoy is trailing a foaming wake as the outgoing tide thunders past the boat.
    • Franklin had noticed that the wake of one ship he saw was particularly smooth, and was told that the cooks had probably just discharged greasy water through the scuppers.
    • All aircraft produce wake turbulence - spirals of air that trail from the wingtips that can be a particular hazard when smaller aircraft follow a larger plane.
    • Next morning the sea is oily smooth, broken only by the wake of passing ships.
    • She watches her father's departure by ship from a rowboat that is nearly swamped in the ship's wake.
    • Whether it's cruising through a wake or throwing an anchor, according to him I do it all wrong.
    • Pilots can avoid wake turbulence by allowing greater distance behind the heavy aircraft and their own, or by delaying takeoff for a few minutes.
    • What effect does this asymmetrical function of the dorsal and ventral tail lobes have on patterns of water flow in the wake?
    • The reason given for this crash was that the aircraft flew into the wake of another aircraft, and the pilot lost control of it.