dawn on

phrasal verb
dawned on; dawning on; dawns 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.

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