dawn - definition and synonyms

 
verb [intransitive] 

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/dɔːn/
present tense
I/you/we/theydawn
he/she/itdawns
present participledawning
past tensedawned
past participledawned
  1. 2
    if something such as a new period in history dawns, it begins

    The camera age was just dawning, and none of us had ever had our pictures taken before.

  2. 3
    if something such as a thought or a feeling dawns, you begin to realize, understand, or feel it
    dawn that:

    The realization dawned that few of them would survive.

phrasal verbs