conversant

[kuhn-vur-suhnt, kon-ver-]
See more synonyms for conversant on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. familiar by use or study (usually followed by with): conversant with Spanish history.
  2. Archaic. having regular or frequent conversation; intimately associating; acquainted.

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

Synonyms for conversant

See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018


Examples from the Web for conversant

Contemporary Examples of conversant

Historical Examples of conversant


British Dictionary definitions for conversant

conversant

adjective
  1. (usually postpositive and foll by with) experienced (in), familiar (with), or acquainted (with)
Derived Formsconversance or conversancy, nounconversantly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for conversant
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper