consciousness


consciousness
noun
1 being able to see/hear/feel things
ADJECTIVE
full
higher

to aspire to a higher consciousness

cosmic, divine

powerful states of cosmic consciousness

the practices that are used by yogis to reach divine consciousness

altered
individual
animal, human

the modern study of animal consciousness

VERB + CONSCIOUSNESS
lose

She hit her head on a rock and lost consciousness.

recover, regain

When she regained consciousness she was in a hospital bed.

bring sb back to

The cold water brought me back to full consciousness.

enter

The words slowly entered her consciousness.

alter

In some cultures shamans use drugs to alter consciousness.

PHRASES
a level of consciousness, a state of consciousness

an altered state of consciousness

2 being aware of sth
ADJECTIVE
full

I left the room with full consciousness of the impression I would make.

growing
collective, popular, public

Hip-hop exploded into popular consciousness at the same time as the music video.

national
modern
historical

These memories became an important component of Polish historical consciousness.

class, cultural, environmental, feminist, gay, political, religious, social, working-class

a new political consciousness among young people

a book that has changed cultural consciousness in the US

black, ethnic (esp. AmE), racial

African American racial consciousness

a sense of ethnic consciousness among Lithuanian Americans

civic

a decline in civic consciousness and a growing indifference to public affairs

critical

Our role as educators is to develop a critical consciousness among our students.

false (technical)

He claims that it's a form of false consciousness for working people to vote.

VERB + CONSCIOUSNESS
develop, raise

They have succeeded in raising consciousness on many issues.

enter

imagery that has entered the national consciousness through the media

alter

a change that altered our collective consciousness forever

be lodged in, lodge itself in

The idea firmly lodged itself in the public consciousness.

PREPOSITION
in (the) consciousness

a key position in feminist consciousness

consciousness about (esp. AmE)

a new consciousness about the health consequences of pesticides

consciousness among
consciousness of

a growing consciousness of environmental issues among children


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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