dawn on

Definition of dawn 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.

Word by Word Definitions

dawn play
  1. : to begin to grow light as the sun rises

  2. : to begin to appear or develop

  3. : to begin to be perceived or understood

  1. : the first appearance of light in the morning followed by sunrise

  2. : beginning


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