Definition of cognizant
: knowledgeable of something especially through personal experience; also : mindful cognizant of the potential dangers
Examples of cognizant in a Sentence
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
… to assure you that I am neither privy to, nor cognizant of, any such clique; and that I most potently disbelieve in the existence of any such. —Abraham Lincoln, letter, 13 Oct. 1849
… the idea of a machine cognizant of that human Achilles' heel, emotion, can conjure more sinister images—like HAL, the savvy, menacing computer in “2001,” whose fear that he would be unplugged led him to kill all but one of the crew members on a space mission. —Daniel Goleman, New York Times, 7 Jan. 1997
He is cognizant of his duties as a father.
not fully cognizant of the details of the trade agreement
Recent Examples of cognizant from the Web
IMDb lists four producers, four casting directors, 12 people in the casting department, and a director who was presumably cognizant during filming.
Generation Next needs to be cognizant of that before they get distracted by modern-day technology.
This début novel sketches the barbaric politics of elementary school with terrifying clarity: loyalties won and dissolved over hair ties, the instinctive violence of small humans barely cognizant of consequence or remorse.
When that's the case, Rubin is especially cognizant of his body language.
Southwest Airlines has robust training programs and procedures to ensure Employees are cognizant of both the regulatory requirements and Safety concerns surrounding unruly passengers.
Lawmakers are wary of taking a formal vote on the issue, cognizant of how then-Sen.
Salentine points to a few areas Central was cognizant of in the week of practice leading up to state.
Chuck Menke, chief marketing officer for USA Triathlon, said members of the organization were cognizant of the political climate in North Carolina due to House Bill 142.
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Synonym Discussion of cognizant
COGNIZANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cognizant for English Language Learners
: aware of something
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