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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
a•ware /əˈwɛr/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having knowledge or realization of;
    conscious of: [be + ~ + of]Be aware of the danger.[be + ~ + (that) clause]I wasn't aware that it was dangerous.
  2. informed; alert;
    knowledgeable:politically aware.
a•ware•ness,n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
a•ware  (ə wâr), 
adj. 
  1. having knowledge;
    conscious;
    cognizant:aware of danger.
  2. informed; alert;
    knowledgeable;
    sophisticated:She is one of the most politically aware young women around.
Etymology:
  • Middle English, variant of iwar, Old English gewær watchful (cognate with Old High German, Old Saxon giwar, German gewahr), equivalent. to ge- y- + wær ware2 bef. 1100
a•wareness, n. 
1 . mindful. See conscious.  1 . oblivious.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

aware /əˈwɛə/ adj
  1. (postpositive) followed by of: having knowledge; cognizant: aware of his error
  2. informed of current developments: politically aware
Etymology: Old English gewær; related to Old Saxon, Old High German giwar Latin verērī to be fearful; see beware, wary

aˈwareness n



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