- The definition of cognizant is being fully aware, informed or conscious of something.
An example of cognizant is someone knowing that an original plan has been changed.
having cognizance; aware or informed (of something)
Fully informed; conscious. See Synonyms at aware.
Origin of cognizantFrom cognizance.
(comparative more cognizant, superlative most cognizant)
- Aware; fully informed; having understanding
- The defendant is cognizant that this is a serious charge.