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English definition of “aware”


adjective    /əˈweər/
knowing that something exists, or having knowledge or experience of a particular thing: [+ (that) clause] We were just not aware (that) garbage would be a problem, that we ever would need to recycle. Are you aware of any reason why you cannot act fairly as a juror in this trial? awareness    /əˈweər·nəs/ noun [U] His tragedy has brought a heightened awareness to the conditions surrounding heatstroke.
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