Definition of conversant in English:

conversant

Line breaks: con|ver¦sant
Pronunciation: /kənˈvəːs(ə)nt
 
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adjective

[predicative]
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.
Synonyms
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;
informal up to speed on, clued up on, genned up on, plugged into
formal cognizant of
dated perfect in

Origin

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'.

Derivatives

conversance

noun
More 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.

conversancy

noun
More 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.

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