adjective \ˈkäg-nə-zənt\

: aware of something

Full Definition of COGNIZANT

:  knowledgeable of something especially through personal experience; also :  mindful

Examples of COGNIZANT

  1. He is cognizant of his duties as a father.
  2. <not fully cognizant of the details of the trade agreement>
  3. Not like some college kid beaming in blissful ignorance, but rather like a worldly 23-year-old, self-aware and fully cognizant of the dire straits he's entering. —Jody Berger, ESPN, 14 June 1999


(see cognizance)
First Known Use: 1820


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