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aware

[ uh-wair ]
/ əˈwɛər /
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adjective

having knowledge; conscious; cognizant: aware of danger.
informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated: She is one of the most politically aware young women around.

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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- + wærware2

synonym study for aware

1. See conscious.

OTHER WORDS FROM aware

a·ware·ness, nounhy·per·a·ware, adjectiveself-a·ware, adjectivewell-a·ware, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aware

aware
/ (əˈwɛə) /

adjective

(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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