dawn on

phrasal verb

dawned on; dawning on; dawns on
: to begin to be understood or realized by (someone) for the first time
The solution finally dawned on him.
It suddenly dawned on me that I hadn't eaten all day.
It began to dawn on her that she was lost.

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“Dawn on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dawn%20on. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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