Definition of cognizant in English:


Syllabification: cog·ni·zant
Pronunciation: /ˈkägnəzənt
(also cognisant)


[predic.] formal
  • Having knowledge or being aware of: statesmen must be cognizant of the political boundaries within which they work
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    • 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.

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