adjective[predic.] • formal
- Having knowledge or being aware of: statesmen must be cognizant of the political boundaries within which they workMore example sentences
- 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.