- 1[intransitive] (of a day or a period of time) to begin The following morning dawned bright and warm. A new technological age had dawned.
- 2 [intransitive] to become obvious or easy to understand Slowly the awful truth dawned. Idioms
NAmE//dɔn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dawn
he / she / it dawns
past simple dawned
-ing form dawning
someone suddenly understood or began to understand something I puzzled over the problem for ages before the light suddenly dawned. Phrasal Verbsdawn on somebody
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