[ uh-wair ]
/ əˈwɛər /


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

before 1100; Middle English, variant of iwar, Old English gewær watchful (cognate with Old High German, Old Saxon giwar, German gewahr), equivalent to ge- y- + wær ware2


a·ware·ness, nounhy·per·a·ware, adjectiveself-a·ware, adjectivewell-a·ware, adjective

synonym study for aware

1. See conscious. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for aware

/ (əˈwɛə) /


(postpositive foll by of) having knowledge; cognizantaware of his error
informed of current developmentspolitically aware

Derived forms of aware

awareness, noun

Word Origin for aware

Old English gewær; related to Old Saxon, Old High German giwar Latin verērī to be fearful; see beware, wary
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