dawn on

Definition of dawn on

  1. :  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

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

    :  to begin to appear or develop

    :  to begin to be perceived or understood

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

    :  beginning

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to criticize severely

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