cognizant [kog-nuh-zuh nt, kon-uh-] (previously 04-25-13)
1. having cognizance; aware (usually followed by of): He was cognizant of the difficulty.
2. having legal cognizance or jurisdiction.
non·cog·ni·zant , adjective
non·cog·ni·zant·ly , adverb
pre·cog·ni·zant , adjective
un·cog·ni·zant , adjective
Related Words for cognizant
observant, knowledgeable, conscious, informed, apprehensive, judicious, acquainted, alive, awake, conversant, familiar, knowing, perceptive, savvy, sensible, sentient, versed, grounded, witting
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1. See conscious.
Origin: First recorded in 1810–20; cogniz(ance) + -ant
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