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English definition of “aware”

aware

adjective [after verb]     /əˈweər/ US  /-ˈwer/
B2 knowing that something exists, or having knowledge or experience of a particular thing: [+ that] I wasn't even aware that he was ill. Were you aware of the risks at the time? She was well (= very) aware that he was married. "Has Claude paid the phone bill?" "Not as far as I'm aware." (= I don't think so) I suddenly became aware of (= started to notice) him looking at me.Aware having special interest in or experience of something and so knowing what is happening in that subject at the present time: to be ecologically/politically aware sexually awareAware
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