awareness - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [singular/uncountable] 

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/əˈweə(r)nəs/
  1. 1
    knowledge or understanding of a subject, issue, or situation

    There was a general lack of awareness about safety issues.

    racism awareness

    raise/increase awareness (of):

    The campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of passive smoking.

    increased/heightened awareness:

    Increased environmental awareness has led to a greater demand for recycled paper.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to increasing people’s awareness