wake up to (something)

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wake up to (something)

To become alert to or aware of something, especially something that needs to be recognized as a problem. You need to wake up to what's happening instead of ignoring the situation. If this country doesn't wake up to the hatred that's among us, we're going to have a bleak future.
See also: up, wake
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But even the most reluctant child must eventually wake up to the fact that the grown-ups in charge can't always be trusted.
Managers of traditional companies in the region are now being urged to wake up to the problem, recognised as the biggest cause of the pounds 10 billion lost through absent workers every year in the UK.