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awareadjective [after verb]

uk   /əˈweər/  us   /əˈwer/
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.
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 aware

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"aware" in American English

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awareadjective

 us   /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
noun [U]  us   /əˈweər·nəs/
His tragedy has brought a heightened awareness to the conditions surrounding heatstroke.
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