An example of cognizant is someone knowing that an original plan has been changed.
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.
From Latin, perhaps via Old French conoissant, present participle of conoistre
- Stand up for your children's rights and demand appropriate care and treatment as needed, while at the same time being cognizant that they are capable of fighting some of their own battles.
- Better for the environment: Airport shuttles in the Bay Area are extremely cognizant of the environment and help to preserve it in a variety of ways.
- It was different being nude on camera, I was cognizant of the cameras at all times, unlike being on Big Brother where I forgot they were there.
- Dean, cognizant of this, suggested they take the afternoon off.
- It would therefore be desirable for both parties to remove anybody who was cognizant of the double dealing.