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Definition of aware adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    aware

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//əˈweə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈwer//
     
     
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  1. 1  [not before noun] knowing or realizing something As you're aware, this is not a new problem. As far as I'm aware, nobody has done anything about it. acutely/painfully (= very) aware aware of something I don't think people are really aware of just how much it costs. He was well aware of the problem. Everybody should be made aware of the risks involved. aware that… Were you aware that something was wrong?
  2. 2  [not before noun] noticing that something is present, or that something is happening aware of somebody/something She slipped away without him being aware of it. They suddenly became aware of people looking at them. aware that… I was aware that she was trembling.
  3. 3(used with an adverb) interested in and knowing about something, and thinking it is important Young people are very environmentally aware.
  4. opposite unaware
    Word Origin Old English gewær, of West Germanic origin; related to German gewahr, also to archaic ware ‘aware’.Extra examples Even before you are consciously aware of being afraid, your body may be reacting. Food manufacturers are dealing with increasingly aware consumers. He was not really aware of what he was doing. I am very much aware that not everyone agrees with me. Moran was painfully aware of Luke’s absence. Mr Bush did not appear fully aware of the importance of this act. She was suddenly aware that she was being watched. The police are well aware of the dangers. We need to make people more aware of these problems. As far as I’m aware no one has done anything about it. As you’re aware, this is not a new problem. Helen slipped out without him being aware of it. I don’t think that people are really aware of just how much it costs. She was fully aware that he did not like her. We need to make people aware of the effects of their lifestyle on the environment.
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