- having knowledge; conscious; cognizant: aware of danger.
- informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated: She is one of the most politically aware young women around.
Origin of aware
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Examples from the Web for aware
“As far as we were aware, and as far as the surgeon was aware, the surgery was a go,” Shaheen sighs.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.
December 29, 2014
Now that the public is aware of your intersex status, do you fear that will change your relationship with him?Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All
November 26, 2014
Are you aware that it is fairly common for people to build their own unregistered rifles out of 80 percent receivers?What Are We Protecting with Gun Laws?
November 13, 2014
She is aware that both personally and professionally, she has been fortunate.Cameroonian Women Fighting Sexism With Tourism
November 7, 2014
And however mindful he is of how much still needs to be done, Sharpton is aware of other great strides for women and for gays.Is Al Sharpton Running New York City Hall From the White House?
November 7, 2014
Here stands its Government, aware of its might but obedient to its conscience.
"Perhaps your faith in the ideal is deeper than you are aware," said my friend.The Hall of Fantasy (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
And to attain it, we must be aware of its full meaning—and ready to pay its full price.
She was aware of the creeping fret, the poisons and obstructions of decay.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
And he answered, "I remember it well; but I am not aware that any are endeavouring to entice me."Life in London
- (postpositive foll by of) having knowledge; cognizantaware of his error
- informed of current developmentspolitically aware
Word Origin and History for aware
late Old English gewær, from Proto-Germanic *ga-waraz (cf. Old Saxon giwar, Middle Dutch gheware, Old High German giwar, German gewahr), from *ga-, intensive prefix, + wær "wary, cautious" (see wary).