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con·ver·sant

 (kən-vûr′sənt, kŏn′vər-)
adj.
Familiar or knowledgeable, as by study or experience: conversant with medieval history.

[Middle English conversaunt, associated with, from Old French conversant, present participle of converser, to associate with, from Latin conversārī; see converse1.]

con·ver′sant·ly adv.

conversant

(kənˈvɜːsənt)
adj
(and foll by: with) experienced (in), familiar (with), or acquainted (with)
conˈversance, conˈversancy n
conˈversantly adv

con•ver•sant

(kənˈvɜr sənt, ˈkɒn vər-)

adj.
1. familiar by use or study (usu. fol. by with): conversant with Spanish history.
2. Archaic. intimately or regularly associating; acquainted.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin conversant-, s. of conversāns, present participle of conversārī to associate with. See converse1, -ant]
con•ver′sance, con•ver′san•cy, n.
con•ver′sant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conversant - (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly; "conversant with business trends"; "familiar with the complex machinery"; "he was familiar with those roads"
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"

conversant

adjective
conversant with experienced in, familiar with, skilled in, acquainted with, practised in, knowledgeable about, versed in, well up in (informal), well-informed about, proficient in, au fait with These businessmen are not conversant with basic scientific principles.

conversant

adjective
Having good knowledge of:
Idiom: up on.
Translations

conversant

[kənˈvɜːsənt] ADJ conversant withversado en, familiarizado con
to become conversant withfamiliarizarse con

conversant

[kənˈvɜːrsənt] adj
to be conversant with → être au courant de
to be fully conversant with sth → être parfaitement au courant de qch

conversant

adj pred conversant with somethingmit etw vertraut

conversant

[kənˈvɜːsnt] adj to be conversant with (car engines, machinery) → essere pratico/a di; (facts) → essere al corrente di; (language, subject) → avere una buona conoscenza di
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The Collector's junior clerk, too a young gentleman who, it was whispered occasionally covered a sheet of Uncle Sam's letter paper with what (at the distance of a few yards) looked very much like poetry -- used now and then to speak to me of books, as matters with which I might possibly be conversant.
But my life for it he was either practically conversant with his subject, or else marvellously tutored by some experienced whaleman.
The callous palms of the laborer are conversant with finer tissues of self-respect and heroism, whose touch thrills the heart, than the languid fingers of idleness.
Miss Cathy - conversant with no bad deeds except her own slight acts of disobedience, injustice, and passion, arising from hot temper and thoughtlessness, and repented of on the day they were committed - was amazed at the blackness of spirit that could brood on and cover revenge for years, and deliberately prosecute its plans without a visitation of remorse.
Charles Darnay was established in England as a higher teacher of the French language who was conversant with French literature.
My sister Lavinia,' said she 'being conversant with matters of this nature, will state what we consider most calculated to promote the happiness of both parties.
when I gaze on thee, and think when and how we are next to meet, I could even wish myself one of thine own degraded nation; my hand conversant with ingots and shekels, instead of spear and shield; my head bent down before each petty noble, and my look only terrible to the shivering and bankrupt debtor this could I wish, Rebecca, to be near to thee in life, and to escape the fearful share I must have in thy death.
The gentlemen with whom I am conversant do not dress as you dress, nor speak as you speak, nor act as you act.
Their ideas are perpetually conversant in lines and figures.
Those who have been conversant in the proceedings of popular assemblies; who have seen how difficult it often is, where there is no exterior pressure of circumstances, to bring them to harmonious resolutions on important points, will readily conceive how impossible it must be to induce a number of such assemblies, deliberating at a distance from each other, at different times, and under different impressions, long to co-operate in the same views and pursuits.
With the affairs of these, the people will be more familiarly and minutely conversant.
IN PARTICULAR This Work Is Dedicated By A Humble Native Of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries OF THREE DIMENSIONS Having been previously conversant With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the possible Development Of that most and excellent GIFT of MODESTY Among the Superior Races Of SOLID HUMANITY