(followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something
"few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance"
"conscious of having succeeded"
"the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy
knowing and perceiving
having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
"remained conscious during the operation"
"conscious of his faults"
"became conscious that he was being followed"
"a conscious effort to speak more slowly"
"a conscious policy"