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English definition of “dawn”

dawn

verb [I] (BECOME KNOWN)    /dɔːn/ US  /dɑːn/
to become known or obvious: Gradually the truth about him dawned. [+ that] It eventually dawned that he wouldn't be coming back.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of dawn verb (BECOME KNOWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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