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Synonyms for cognizanceˈkɒg nə zəns, ˈkɒn ə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness(noun)

    having knowledge of

    "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"

    knowingness, cognisance, cognizance, awareness, consciousness, sentience, ken


  2. cognizance, ken(noun)

    range of what one can know or understand

    "beyond my ken"

    knowingness, cognisance, cognizance, awareness, consciousness, sight, ken


  3. cognizance(noun)

    range or scope of what is perceived

    knowingness, cognisance, awareness, consciousness, ken


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cognizance

    Knowledge is all that the mind knows, from whatever source derived or obtained, or by whatever process; the aggregate of facts, truths, or principles acquired or retained by the mind, including alike the intuitions native to the mind and all that has been learned respecting phenomena, causes, laws, principles, literature, etc. There is a tendency to regard knowledge as accurate and systematic, and to a certain degree complete. Information is knowledge of fact, real or supposed, derived from persons, books, or observation, and is regarded as casual and haphazard. We say of a studious man that he has a great store of knowledge, or of an intelligent man of the world, that he has a fund of varied information. Lore is used only in poetic or elevated style, for accumulated knowledge, as of a people or age, or in a more limited sense for learning or erudition. We speak of perception of external objects, apprehension of intellectual truth. Simple perception gives a limited knowledge of external objects, merely as such; the cognition of the same objects is a knowledge of them in some relation; cognizance is the formal or official recognition of something as an object of knowledge; we take cognizance of it. Intuition is primary knowledge antecedent to all teaching or reasoning, experience is knowledge that has entered directly into one's own life; as, a child's experience that fire will burn. Learning is much higher than information, being preeminently wide and systematic knowledge, the result of long, assiduous study; erudition is recondite learning secured only by extraordinary industry, opportunity, and ability. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; EDUCATION; SCIENCE; WISDOM.

    acquaintance, apprehension, cognition, comprehension, erudition, experience, information, intelligence, intuition, knowledge, learning, light, lore, perception, recognition, scholarship, science, wisdom

    ignorance, illiteracy, inexperience, misapprehension, misconception, misunderstanding, rudeness, unfamiliarity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cognizance(n.)

    knowledge, cognition, observation

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Translations for cognizance

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  • осведоменост, знаниеBulgarian
  • connaissanceFrench
  • embleem, bewustzijn, kentekenDutch
  • эмблема, осведомлённостьRussian

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