Aware

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Definition

to be aware of (a problem): to know about, to be informed about, to be conscious of (a problem)
adjective
I am aware of your current situation. I already know what's happened to you.

(Be) aware (of the sharks): Pay attention to, be careful of (the sharks)
adjective
Luna is very aware of environmental issues. She's very conscious of matters relating to the environment.
Be aware of falling rocks on this cliff. You must be careful, the rocks could fall on you.

Pronunciation examples
UK: She reads the newspaper everyday and is very politically aware.
US: I wasn't aware of that. I thought she was stupid!
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Examples

  • "Delavigne is aware of cultural differences, and has therefore decided to release a tailor-made version of each poster for each country where the adverts will be running."
  • "The question now is whether he acted alone, or if others were aware of his fraudulent activities."
  • "As I'm sure you are aware, Bob has been with you for 5 years and oversees the IT department."
  • "You may or may not be aware that Icarus' late father, Archibald Cuthbert Quincy, died of a heart attack when Icarus was only 12."
  • "I wonder if the rest of the staff's aware of this!"
  • "I know that you like to read my letters when you open them every morning, so you are probably aware that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is coming to audit our R&D Department."
  • "Caroline : I've done some research on Delavigne, and I'm fully aware of your current online presence, it's very exclusive."
  • "As some of you are no doubt aware, May Day, also known as International Workers' Day) is this Friday, and apparently a few thousand people will be celebrating with a mass protest on the streets of San Francisco."
  • "I am aware of Horatio's naps."
  • "As you may well be aware, it will soon be my birthday."

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