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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 ​actfairly as a ​juror in this ​trial?
awareness
noun [U]  us   /əˈweər·nəs/
His ​tragedy has ​brought a ​heightened awareness to the ​conditionssurrounding heatstroke.
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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 ​phonebill?" "Not as ​far as I'm aware." (= I don't ​think so) I ​suddenlybecame aware of (= ​started to ​notice) him ​looking at me.
having ​specialinterest in or ​experience of something and so ​knowing what is ​happening in that ​subject at the ​presenttime: to be ​ecologically/​politically aware sexually aware

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