having cognizance; aware (usually followed by of): He was cognizant of the difficulty.
having legal cognizance or jurisdiction.
- non·cog·ni·zant, adjective
- non·cog·ni·zant·ly, adverb
- pre·cog·ni·zant, adjective
- un·cog·ni·zant, adjective
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How to use cognizant in a sentence
Maher says the Wikimedia Foundation is cognizant of this, and is working on ways to support the knowledge ecosystem upon which Wikipedia relies.
You have to be cognizant that not everyone has the awareness that we do.‘The reality is we have to be professional’: Confessions of an ad exec on working amid the chaos at the Capitol | Kristina Monllos | January 11, 2021 | Digiday
That doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but it means that producers have to be extra cognizant to manage communication so that wires don’t get crossed — and the brand executives allow the producers and crew members to do their jobs.‘This was the zeitgeist year’: How TV networks sold advertisers on streaming in this year’s upfront | Tim Peterson | September 30, 2020 | Digiday
For publishers, this means they will need to be more cognizant of the diversity on their teams as well as the diversity they are putting forth in their content.‘Accelerated the need to get there faster’: 5 changes that will drive the future of media post coronavirus crisis | Kayleigh Barber | July 27, 2020 | Digiday
Without the in-person meetings and ways to build relationships, publishers are cognizant of agency exec’s time.‘Can it be done quickly?’: Publishers find speed essential as ad budgets pop up | Lucinda Southern | June 11, 2020 | Digiday
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Ehrlich seemed cognizant of the political implications of his trip to New Hampshire.
One in four of us are forced to live through the violent assaults that these men resent being made cognizant of.The College Bro’s Burden: Consent and Assault Cast a Shadow on Sexy Times | Amy Zimmerman | August 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We have to be cognizant of the fact that we all could have conflict minerals in our products,” said Leet.
Half awake, in her bed, she tried to remain cognizant as she talked on the phone.Al Jazeera Journo Abdullah El-Shamy Goes On Hunger Strike In Egyptian Jail | Jonathan Krohn | March 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thou wearied patient Heroine; cognizant of the infinitely little!History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. I. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Alice Mendon, who was quite cognizant of the whole matter, but was broad enough to leap to the aid of another woman, did much.The Butterfly House | Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Opinion among the forest race, makes the whole animated creation cognizant and intelligent of their customs.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Napoleon, himself a sceptic, was cognizant of this slave philosophy.The Necessity of Atheism | Dr. D.M. Brooks
I knew a little about boats, and made the Captain cognizant of the fact.My New Curate | P.A. Sheehan
British Dictionary definitions for cognizant
(usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge
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