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conversant

[kuh n-vur-suh nt, kon-ver-]
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  1. familiar by use or study (usually followed by with): conversant with Spanish history.
  2. Archaic. having regular or frequent conversation; intimately associating; acquainted.
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Origin of conversant

1250–1300; Middle English conversa(u)nt < Latin conversant- (stem of conversāns), present participle of conversārī to associate with. See converse1, -ant
Related formscon·ver·sance, con·ver·san·cy, nouncon·ver·sant·ly, adverbnon·con·ver·sance, nounnon·con·ver·san·cy, nounnon·con·ver·sant, adjectivenon·con·ver·sant·ly, adverbun·con·ver·sant, adjective

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1. versed, learned, skilled, practiced, well-informed, proficient.
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conversant

adjective
  1. (usually postpositive and foll by with) experienced (in), familiar (with), or acquainted (with)
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Derived Formsconversance or conversancy, nounconversantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conversant

adj.

late 14c., from Old French conversant, present participle of converser (see converse (v.)).

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