aware

To be aware means to know about. I am aware of the dangers of smoking, yet I continue the habit. You can be environmentally aware or socially aware.

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

Definitions of aware
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adj (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
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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adj bearing in mind; attentive to

Synonyms:
mindful
careful, heedful
cautiously attentive
evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent, resonant
serving to bring to mind
Antonyms:
forgetful, mindless, unmindful
not mindful or attentive
amnesiac, amnesic
suffering from a partial loss of memory
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