[ kog-nuh-zuhnt ]


“Cognizant” is an adjective that means being aware of or having knowledge about something. It describes a state of being informed or conscious of a particular fact, situation, or issue.


She was cognizant of the potential risks involved in the project. In this sentence, “cognizant” is used to indicate that she was fully aware of the possible dangers associated with the project.

Fun Fact

The word “Cognizant” has an interesting etymology. It is derived from the Latin word “cognoscere,” which means “to get to know” or “to become aware of.” The word has evolved over time to its current usage in English.