[kog-nuh-zuh nt, kon-uh-]
- having cognizance; aware (usually followed by of): He was cognizant of the difficulty.
- having legal cognizance or jurisdiction.
Origin of cognizant
1. See conscious.
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Examples 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’
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“We have to be cognizant of the fact that we all could have conflict minerals in our products,” said Leet.Will You Choose a Conflict-Free Microprocessor?
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I am cognizant of the learning curve and the importance of understanding the process of manufacturing, concept to delivery.Kate Bosworth Is Back and Crazy in Love
November 5, 2013
Cognizant, headquartered in New Jersey, grew out of a partnership between Dun & Bradstreet and an Indian firm.Legal Outsourcing Within the United States
April 1, 2013
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
July 30, 2012
And one very cogent reason why they have not, is, that they are not yet cognizant of the loss.
Mr. Butterby was not cognizant of quite the facts of the case, you see.
The writer of this letter was cognizant of them, and had sent it that they might be removed.
Is the Duke of Reist cognizant of this, and willing to accept the throne?The Traitors
E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
Whence it would seem that they are not cognizant of our actions nor of our prayers.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
- (usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge
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Word Origin and History for cognizant
1820, back-formation from cognizance.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper