take cognizance of

Definition of take cognizance of

  1. :  to notice or give attention to (something) He should take cognizance of those who disagree with his theory.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  a distinguishing mark or emblem (such as a heraldic bearing)

    :  knowledge, awareness

    :  notice, acknowledgment

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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