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cog·ni·zant

 (kŏg′nĭ-zənt)
adj.
Fully informed; conscious. See Synonyms at aware.

[From cognizance.]

cognizant

(ˈkɒɡnɪzənt; ˈkɒnɪ-) or

cognisant

adj
(usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge

cog•ni•zant

(ˈkɒg nə zənt, ˈkɒn ə-)

adj.
1. having cognizance; aware (usu. fol. by of): We were cognizant of the difficulty.
2. having legal cognizance.
[1810–20]
syn: See conscious.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cognizant - (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"
awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
witting - aware or knowing; "a witting tool of the Communists"
conscious - 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"
sensible, sensitive - able to feel or perceive; "even amoeba are sensible creatures"; "the more sensible parts of the skin"

cognizant

cognisant
adjective knowledgeable, aware, familiar, informed, conscious, versed, switched-on (informal), acquainted, sussed (Brit. slang), conversant, clued-up (informal) Every man must be assumed to be cognizant of the law; ignorance is no excuse.

cognizant

adjective
Marked by comprehension, cognizance, and perception:
Slang: hip.
Idiom: on to.
Translations

cognizant

[ˈkɒgnɪzənt] ADJ to be cognizant ofsaber, estar enterado de

cognizant

[ˈkɒgnɪzənt] cognisant (British) adj (formal) (= conscious) → conscient(e)

cognizant

adj (form)
(= aware, conscious) to be cognizant of somethingsich (dat)einer Sache (gen)bewusst sein
(= having jurisdiction)zuständig

cognizant

cognisant [ˈkɒgnɪzənt] adj to be cognizant of (frm) → rendersi conto di
References in classic literature ?
Instead of first defining the conceptions of freedom and inevitability in themselves, and then ranging the phenomena of life under those definitions, history should deduce a definition of the conception of freedom and inevitability themselves from the immense quantity of phenomena of which it is cognizant and that always appear dependent on these two elements.
Tarzan, although cognizant of his mighty powers, realized also his limitations.
A second Frenchman differs, moreover, with the first, and is positive that the voice was that of an Italian; but, not being cognizant of that tongue, is, like the Spaniard, 'convinced by the intonation.
In his friendship for her there was appreciable no trace of sex influence of which he was cognizant.
Let us hope that our theory is correct, and that their shafts are powerless against minds cognizant of their unreality.
Among themselves they communicate by means of what Perry says must be a sixth sense which is cognizant of a fourth dimension.
It was a great deal to ask of a fledgling morality that was yet scarcely cognizant of its untried wings; but even as the man wavered between right and wrong there crept into his mind the one great and burning question of his life--had he a soul?
I would not care to have the matter go further, please, monsieur," and there was such a note of pleading in her voice that Tarzan could not press the matter, though his better judgment warned him that there was something afoot here of which the proper authorities should be made cognizant.
If I am correctly informed, he is cognizant of the business on which I wish to speak to you.
Pennifeather was so intimately cognizant of all the circumstances connected with his wealthy uncle's disappearance, as to feel authorized to assert, distinctly and unequivocally, that his uncle was 'a murdered man.
But, besides the above, we are cognizant of certain other undoubted facts, which puzzle us a good deal because they seem flatly to contradict the foregoing.
There could be no doubt of his sincerity nor any that he was cognizant of Gahan's identity.