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This page has 3 definitions of aware in English and Japanese. Aware is an adjective and romanization. Examples of how to use aware in a sentence are shown. Also define these 5 related words and terms: vigilant, guard, conscious, knowledge, and romaji.

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From Middle English aware, iwar, iware, ywar, from Old English ġewær (aware), from Proto-West Germanic *gawar, from Proto-Germanic *waraz (aware, cautious), from Proto-Indo-European *worós (attentive), from *wer- (to heed; watch out). Cognate with Dutch gewaar, German gewahr, Swedish var, Icelandic varr.



aware (comparative more aware or awarer, superlative most aware or awarest)

  1. Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
    Stay aware! Don't let your guard down.
  2. Conscious or having knowledge of something.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter VII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 4293071:
      [] This is Mr. Churchill, who, as you are aware, is good enough to come to us for his diaconate, and, as we hope, for much longer; and being a gentleman of independent means, he declines to take any payment.” Saying this Walden rubbed his hands together and smiled contentedly.
    Are you aware of what is being said about you?
    • Knowledge definition
      The fact of knowing about something; general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, situation etc. (1 of 12 knowledge definitions)



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  1. Rōmaji transcription of あわれ