To cease sleeping: arouse, awake, awaken, rouse, stir1, waken. See awareness
A watch over the body of a dead person before burial: watch. See ritual
Something that follows or is drawn along behind: tail, trail, train. See precede
Another word for wake
furrow, wash, following wave; see track 2.
watch, deathwatch, vigil, viewing, obsequies, funeral service, last rites; see also funeral 1.
To waken another
call, rouse, bring to life, arouse, awaken, wake up, prod, shake, nudge, break into one's slumber.
To become awake
get up, awake, be roused, get out of bed, open one's eyes, rise, arise, stir, stretch oneself, tumble out of bed*.
To begin to comprehend
notice, see, grasp; see understand 1.