(also cognisant /-z(ə)nt/)
- Having knowledge or awareness: statesmen must be cognizant of the political boundaries within which they workMore example sentences
aware, conscious, apprised, abreast; sensible of/to, alive to, sensitive to, alert to, familiar with, acquainted with, in the know about, au fait with, conversant with, au courant with, up to date (with), up with, well versed in, knowledgeable about, well informed about, no stranger to• archaic ware of
- For the first time since she had left the fort, she looked fully alive to him, cognizant, aware that she existed.
- People should be cognizant and aware of what's going on around them.
- ‘We're very cognisant and sensitive of the fact that we're reaching a large audience of varying demographics and we really don't want to shock people in a visceral way,’ he says.
early 19th century: probably directly from cognizance.