awaken to (something)

idiom

somewhat formal
: to become aware of (something)
They finally awakened to the possibility of war.

Examples of awaken to (something) in a Sentence

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“Awaken to (something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awaken%20to%20%28something%29. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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