A Word A Day : Cognizance

Friday, 7th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Noun )

Pronunciation : kog'ni-zens

1. Conscious knowledge or recognition

2. The range of what one can know or understand

3. Heraldry : A crest or badge worn to distinguish the bearer

4. The condition of being aware

5. The act of noting, observing, or taking into account


Middle English conissaunce, from Old French conoissance, from connoistre, to know, from Latin cognōscere, to learn


1. Awareness

2. Consciousness

3. Perception

4. Sense

5. Knowledge

6. Attention

7. Espial

8. Heed

9. Mark

10. Note

11. Notice

12. Observance

13. Observation

14. Regard

15. Remark


1. Misunderstanding

2. Ignorance

Contextual Example:

• But we can no more take cognizance of our height than you can of your extra-height.

• We will take cognizance of your objections at the proper time.

Related Word:

Incognizance : Antonym

Cognizant : Adjective

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