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
China experts say the recent cases show that foreign companies need to be more cognizant of Chinese laws and the nuances of the country’s political system.
Mr. García Padilla said, cognizant that conservative groups in Washington have assailed emerging legislation as just that, though no federal money is involved.
And Mr. Rubio’s supporters, cognizant of these concerns, began moving on Tuesday to stoke these fears.
A witness said Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., was cognizant of Blago's plot to exchange Obama's Senate seat for $1 million in donations.
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Origin and Etymology of cognizant
First Known Use: 1820
Synonym Discussion of cognizant
COGNIZANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cognizant for English Language Learners
: aware of something
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