aware Definition

having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.

Using aware: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "aware" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I am aware of the risks involved.

  • Example

    She was aware that something was wrong.

  • Example

    The company is aware of the problem and is working to fix it.

aware Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for aware

Antonyms for aware

Phrases with aware

  • to have knowledge or perception of something


    You should be aware of the potential dangers before you start the job.

  • to inform or notify someone about something


    I need to make the manager aware of the issue.

  • awareness-raising

    the act of increasing knowledge or understanding of a particular issue or problem


    The organization is planning an awareness-raising campaign about climate change.

Origins of aware

from Old English 'gewær', meaning 'watchful, cautious'


Summary: aware in Brief

'Aware' [əˈweər] means having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact. It is often used in phrases like 'be aware of' and 'make someone aware of,' which respectively mean to have knowledge or inform someone about something. 'Aware' has synonyms like 'conscious' and 'informed,' and antonyms like 'unaware' and 'ignorant.'

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