Definition of conversant in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈvəːs(ə)nt/


Familiar with or knowledgeable about something: you need someone who is conversant with the new technology
More example sentences
  • Is there any senior political figure reckoned to be genuinely knowledgeable and conversant in technology policy?
  • This requires all practitioners to be conversant with all the major therapies which places a large burden on the teaching establishments and those of further education.
  • There are probably no surprises here for practitioners or readers conversant with recent research on child development.
familiar with, acquainted with, au fait with, at home with, no stranger to;
well versed in, well informed about, well up on, knowledgeable about, informed about, abreast of, apprised of, up to date on, au courant with;
experienced in, proficient in, practised in, skilled in
informal up to speed on, clued up on, genned up on, plugged into
formal cognizant of
dated perfect in



Example sentences
  • A proper understanding of these images relies on a conversance with the doctrinal sources treating the decaying corpse as a subject for devotional practice.
  • Where the legal principle involved is sufficiently basic and elementary, lack of conversance with it constitutes gross ignorance of the law.
  • Students will gain conversance with a range of artistic techniques, materials, and objects and engage in cross-cultural analysis.


Example sentences
  • Try getting that same seat with general conversancy.
  • His writings displayed conversancy with the main current of ideas as well as originality, and he was often controversial.
  • These are courses that all students in the program take in common, in order to develop high-level skills and conversancy with subjects that are important to working professionals.


Middle English: from Old French, present participle of converser (see converse1). The original sense was 'habitually spending time in a particular place or with a particular person'.

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