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conscious

adjective
 
 
/ˈkɒnʃəs/
be conscious of/that B2 to know that something is present or that something is happening: She became conscious of his stare. I'm very conscious that a lot of people disagree with me.Knowledge and awarenessScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
a conscious decision/choice/effort, etc a decision/choice/effort, etc that you make intentionally: Did you make a conscious decision to lose weight? →  Opposite subconscious adjective Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
awake and able to think and notice things: He's still conscious but he's very badly injured. →  Opposite unconscious adjective Not sleeping and not unconsciousScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
consciously adverb More and more people are consciously trying to improve their health. →  See also self-conscious
Translations of “conscious”
in Korean 의식이 있는, 의식하는…
in Arabic واع…
in French conscient, conscient (de)…
in Turkish bilinçli, şuurlu, müdrik…
in Italian cosciente, conscio, consapevole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意識到…
in Russian находящийся в сознании…
in Polish przytomny…
in Spanish consciente…
in Portuguese consciente…
in German bei Bewußtsein, bewußt…
in Catalan conscient…
in Japanese 意識のある, 意識的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意识到…
(Definition of conscious adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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