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