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Synonyms of 'wake up to something'

(phrasal verb) 
Definition
to become aware of
She woke up to the fact that she could not compete with her sister.
Synonyms
realize
As soon as we realized what was going on, we moved the children away.
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understand
I think you understand my meaning.
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recognize
I recognize my own shortcomings.
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appreciate
She never really appreciated the depth of the conflict.
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grasp
The Government has not yet grasped the seriousness of the crisis.
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conceive
We now cannot conceive of a world without electricity.
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comprehend
I just cannot comprehend your attitude.
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become aware of
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twig (British, informal)
By the time she'd twigged what it was all about, it was too late.
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get the message
I think they got the message that this attitude is wrong.
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apprehend
Only now can I begin to apprehend the power of these forces.
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catch on to (informal)
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become conscious of
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be cognizant of
See wake

Additional synonyms

in the sense of appreciate
Definition
to be aware of and understand
She never really appreciated the depth of the conflict.
Synonyms
be aware of,
take account of,
be sensitive to,
be conscious of,
be alive to,
be cognizant of
in the sense of apprehend
Definition
to grasp (something) mentally
Only now can I begin to apprehend the power of these forces.
Synonyms
in the sense of comprehend
Definition
to understand
I just cannot comprehend your attitude.
Synonyms
see,
take in,
make out,
see the light,
get the hang of (informal),
get the picture,

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