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OTHER WORDS FROM cognizantnon·cog·ni·zant, adjectivenon·cog·ni·zant·ly, adverbpre·cog·ni·zant, adjectiveun·cog·ni·zant, adjective
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What does cognizant mean?
To be cognizant of something is to be aware of it or have knowledge of it.
Such awareness can be called cognizance.
Cognizant is almost always followed by the word of and the thing that the person is cognizant of, as in He was cognizant of the report at the time. It’s often used in the phrase cognizant of the fact, as in I’m cognizant of the fact that you dislike me, but we still need to work together to get this done.
Cognizant is typically used in a formal way. The adjective aware means much the same thing but is used more broadly.
Example: At what point did you become cognizant of the fact that you were not receiving everything that you were promised?
Where does cognizant come from?
The first records of cognizant come from around 1820. It’s an adjective form of the noun cognizance, which is recorded much earlier, in the 1200s. It ultimately comes from the Latin cognōscere, meaning “to know.” The word cognition is based on the same root.
Being cognizant doesn’t involve cognition so much as recognition. Being cognizant of something is recognizing that it exists, having knowledge of it, or being aware of it.
Cognizant is used in a more specific way in a legal context. The noun cognizance can refer to a court’s right to jurisdiction in a case, or to knowledge of certain facts, or, sometimes, to a confession. The adjective cognizant can be applied in any of these situations. The related word recognizance is also used in a legal context, often referring to an obligation to appear before a court or perform some other legal action, as in He was released on his own recognizance.
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What are some other forms related to cognizant?
- noncognizant (adjective)
- noncognizantly (adverb)
- precognizant (adjective)
- uncognizant (adjective)
- cognizance (noun)
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How is cognizant used in real life?
Cognizant is typically used in a formal way.
I have a tiny cut on the tip of my right index finger and have never been more cognizant of how much I take this fingertip for granted.
— Anna Brisbin✨ (@BrizzyVoices) June 23, 2016
One of the most important product skills is to be cognizant of when you are asking the customer to think too much.
— Norgard (@BrianNorgard) September 17, 2020
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of cognizant?
Example sentences from the Web for cognizant
You starred on Entourage, but also seem to be cognizant of classism.Adrian Grenier Talks the Economy, the ‘Entourage’ Movie, and the HBO Series’ Alleged ‘Misogyny’|Marlow Stern|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We have to be cognizant of the fact that we all could have conflict minerals in our products,” said Leet.
I am cognizant of the learning curve and the importance of understanding the process of manufacturing, concept to delivery.
Cognizant, headquartered in New Jersey, grew out of a partnership between Dun & Bradstreet and an Indian firm.
Even Israelis themselves thought the statement could have been more artful and cognizant of the nuances of the age-old conflict.Romney Offends Israel and Palestine With Economic Comparison|Daniel Stone|July 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Of all these properties of the agave the Toltecs were cognizant.Mexico|Susan Hale
It sometimes now seems that unknown and subtle forces of which we are not cognizant supported me.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
All their customs seemed strange to him, and he was cognizant of none of them.The Red and the Black|Stendhal
Perhaps, cognizant alike of tempest and calm, it recognized this son's kinship with itself.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry|Charles Neville Buck
If I am correctly informed, he is cognizant of the business on which I wish to speak to you.Oliver Twist, Vol. III (of 3)|Charles Dickens