1. 1 〔区別する〕tell; ((文)) distinguish ((between two things))
    • 善悪をわきまえなさい
    • You must learnto tell the difference between right and wrong [to distinguish right from wrong.]
    • 彼は公私の別をわきまえていない
    • He mixes [confuses] public affairs with private ones.
    • 礼儀をわきまえている[いない]
    • He has good [no] manners.
  1. 2 〔心得る〕know
    • 自分の分際をわきまえろ
    • You must learn your place.
    • そのくらいのことは彼だってわきまえている
    • He knows that much.
    • それは身のほどをわきまえない高望みだ
    • You expect more than you are entitled to.
    • 場所柄もわきまえずに高笑いした
    • Forgetting 「where he was [the occasion], he laughed loudly.