well aware


having knowledge; conscious; cognizant: aware of danger.
informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated: She is one of the most politically aware young women around.

before 1100; Middle English, variant of iwar, Old English gewær watchful (cognate with Old High German, Old Saxon giwar, German gewahr), equivalent to ge- y- + wær ware2

awareness, noun
hyperaware, adjective
self-aware, adjective
well-aware, adjective

1. mindful. See conscious.

1. oblivious.
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aware (əˈwɛə)
adj (foll by of)
1.  having knowledge; cognizant: aware of his error
2.  informed of current developments: politically aware
[Old English gewær; related to Old Saxon, Old High German giwar Latin verērī to be fearful; see beware, wary]

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Word Origin & History

late O.E., gewær, from ge- intens. prefix + wær "wary, cautious," from P.Gmc. *ga-waraz (see wary). Related: Awareness.
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