aware

adjective
\ ə-ˈwer How to pronounce aware (audio) \

Definition of aware

1 : having or showing realization, perception, or knowledge be aware of the danger aware of the latest advances in medicine
2 archaic : watchful, wary

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aware, cognizant, conscious, sensible, alive, awake mean having knowledge of something. aware implies vigilance in observing or alertness in drawing inferences from what one experiences. aware of changes in climate cognizant implies having special or certain knowledge as from firsthand sources. not fully cognizant of the facts conscious implies that one is focusing one's attention on something or is even preoccupied by it. conscious that my heart was pounding sensible implies direct or intuitive perceiving especially of intangibles or of emotional states or qualities. sensible of a teacher's influence alive adds to sensible the implication of acute sensitivity to something. alive to the thrill of danger awake implies that one has become alive to something and is on the alert. a country always awake to the threat of invasion

Examples of aware in a Sentence

Are you aware how important you are to me? She is one of the most aware people I know.
Recent Examples on the Web According to Euro News, the court found that 68 members of Golden Dawn were aware of or had ordered the murder of Fyssas and other violent crimes. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "Greek Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn leader sentenced to 13 years in prison," 14 Oct. 2020 It was found that 77 percent of respondents were aware of the city’s plan for a new pool, as well as its plans to use tax money to upgrade roads, sidewalks and parks. cleveland, "Healthy number of Mayfield Heights residents take recreation survey as city determines how best to spend new tax money," 13 Oct. 2020 Election officials in Fulton County were aware of an issue with the electronic pollbooks used to check voters in at State Farm Arena, where the Atlanta Hawks NBA team plays, county spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt-Dominguez said. Arkansas Online, "Technical problems arise as early voting starts in Georgia," 12 Oct. 2020 News reports this weekend suggested that Francis himself was aware of the problems of the London venture in late 2018 and that one of his friends was involved in introducing the middlemen most implicated in the deal into the Vatican. Nicole Winfield, Star Tribune, "Pope warmly greets redeemed Cardinal Pell after abuse trial," 12 Oct. 2020 News reports this weekend suggested that Francis himself was aware of the problems of the London venture in late 2018 and that one of his friends was involved in introducing the middlemen most implicated in the deal into the Vatican. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Pope Francis warmly greets redeemed Cardinal Pell after abuse trial," 12 Oct. 2020 There is complication to be aware of during this particular Mercury retrograde, though. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, "This Mercury Retrograde, It’s Time To Spice Up Your Sex Life," 12 Oct. 2020 While national elections — including the race between incumbent President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joseph Biden — highlight this November’s election cycle, there are numerous local elections for area residents to be aware of. Roy Kent, Houston Chronicle, "THIS WEEK: Early voting for November election begins Tuesday in Katy," 11 Oct. 2020 The university is not aware of any students who have been hospitalized or reported severe symptoms of the virus. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Post-COVID partying, therapy dogs, rising hospitalizations: News from around our 50 states," 9 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of aware

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for aware

Middle English iwar, iwarre, going back to Old English gewær, going back to West Germanic *gawaro- (whence Old Saxon & Old High German giwar "cognizant"), from *ga-, perfective, associative and collective prefix + Germanic *waro- "cognizant, watchful" — more at co-, ware entry 1

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The first known use of aware was before the 12th century

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18 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Aware.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aware. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for aware

aware

adjective
How to pronounce aware (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of aware

: knowing that something (such as a situation, condition, or problem) exists
: feeling, experiencing, or noticing something (such as a sound, sensation, or emotion)
: knowing and understanding a lot about what is happening in the world or around you

aware

adjective
\ ə-ˈwer How to pronounce aware (audio) \

Kids Definition of aware

: having or showing understanding or knowledge : conscious Aren't you aware of what's happening?

Other Words from aware

awareness noun … each face showed no awareness of the other … — Jerry Spinelli, Maniac Magee

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