Definition of aware in English:



  • 1predicative Having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.

    ‘most people are aware of the dangers of sunbathing’
    with clause ‘he was aware that a problem existed’
    • ‘Police said they were not aware of any similar tensions at the new skate park in Braintree.’
    • ‘The fact is that people mostly operate on a very short time frame that they are not really aware of.’
    • ‘You're aware of your roots but you're happy to take on board the best of other cultures.’
    • ‘So let's put him in the mix to let everyone know that he is aware of what's happening in Africa.’
    • ‘Cut to the boyfriend, fully aware of the deaths but not seeming to care either way.’
    • ‘However he was aware of cases where contact orders made by the court were ignored.’
    • ‘In fact, we are so painfully aware of the issues that we can spend hours talking about them.’
    • ‘We are aware of the situation and we are seeking to gather information and evidence.’
    • ‘To this end they have begun making staff and patrons aware of the Act and its implications.’
    • ‘It was like waking up from a deep sleep, I gradually became more aware of what was going on.’
    • ‘He adds that this is a circumstance which we need to be more aware of, if only for our own protection.’
    • ‘Mostly what I need to know is what not to do, and if there are any pitfalls I should be aware of.’
    • ‘We are all aware of the situation where power is higher on a fence wire on a dry day than on a wet day.’
    • ‘I have always been aware of dreaming at night and tend to remember them pretty well.’
    • ‘Both women were aware of the danger that they would turn out nasty Hollywood brats.’
    • ‘The only problem is that the owner of the ticket may not be aware of his or her success.’
    • ‘In effect, a wider public needs to be made aware of what is happening in contemporary art.’
    • ‘I'm very limited in time and all too aware of how much time would be used by showing movies.’
    • ‘That was when he was first aware of his pathological desire to lose his left leg.’
    • ‘I was taught at a young age to watch the current, to be aware of where I am in relation to the beach.’
    conscious of, acquainted with, informed about, informed of, apprised of, cognizant of, mindful of, sensible of, familiar with, conversant with, no stranger to, alive to, awake to, alert to, sensitive to
    well informed, knowledgeable, up to date, enlightened
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    1. 1.1with adverb or in combination Concerned and well informed about a particular situation or development.
      ‘everyone needs to become more environmentally aware’
      • ‘The key to planning such an environmentally aware meeting or event is to set environmental priorities early in event planning.’
      • ‘This time round he seems far more politically aware, and I am a big fan of his, sad but true!’
      • ‘Steve's very tactically aware of players and situations as you can see in his teams.’
      • ‘You cannot become emotionally aware just by thinking about it.’
      worldly, worldly-wise, well travelled, knowing, mature, seasoned, experienced, unprovincial, cultivated, cultured, sophisticated, suave, urbane, polished, refined
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Old English gewær, of West Germanic origin; related to German gewahr, also to ware.