Meaning of aware

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To be aware means to know about. If you’re aware of a sled zooming towards you, move! And if you’re aware that the other kids wish they had sleds, share yours. That’s being socially aware. Well done.

Aware is a close relative of beware, “look out for.” Julius Caesar is famously warned to “beware the ides of March.” Too bad he’s not aware of why. Beware and aware share the root ware, from an Old English word meaning “careful.” Be aware of your purse at all times, and beware of the snatch-and-grab thief.

Definitions of aware
  1. adjective

    (sometimes followed by `of’) having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

    “was
    aware of his opponent’s hostility”
    “became
    aware of her surroundings”
    aware that he had exceeded the speed limit”
    synonyms:

    cognisant, cognizant

    awake

    not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
    alert, alive, awake

    mentally perceptive and responsive;”an alert mind”
    conscious

    (followed by `of’) showing realization or recognition of something
    sensible

    aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed
    witting

    aware or knowing
    conscious

    knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
    sensible, sensitive

    able to feel or perceive
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    Antonyms:

    incognizant, unaware

    (often followed by `of’) not aware
    asleep

    in a state of sleep
    oblivious, unmindful

    (followed by `to’ or `of’) lacking conscious awareness of
    unconscious

    (followed by `of’) not knowing or perceiving
    unsuspecting

    (often followed by `of’) not knowing or expecting; not thinking likely
    unwitting

    not aware or knowing
    unconscious

    not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead
    insensible

    incapable of physical sensation
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  2. adjective

    bearing in mind; attentive to

    synonyms:

    mindful

    careful, heedful

    cautiously attentive
    evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent, resonant

    serving to bring to mind
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    Antonyms:

    forgetful, mindless, unmindful

    not mindful or attentive
    amnesiac, amnesic

    suffering from a partial loss of memory
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