Definition of Conversant

1. Adjective. (usually followed by 'with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly. "He was familiar with those roads"

Exact synonyms: Familiar
Similar to: Informed
Derivative terms: Conversance, Conversancy, Familiarity

Definition of Conversant

1. a. Having frequent or customary intercourse; familiary associated; intimately acquainted.

2. n. One who converses with another; a convenser.

Definition of Conversant

1. Adjective. closely familiar; current; having frequent interaction ¹

2. Adjective. familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed ¹

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Definition of Conversant

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conversant

convergent thinking
converging lens
converging meniscus
conversation piece
conversation pieces
conversation stopper
conversational partner

Literary usage of Conversant

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"conversant, from convene, signifies turning over and over, consequently becoming acquainted. FAMILIAR, from the Latin familiaris, to be of the same family, ..."

2. Pahlavi Texts by Edward William West (1885)
"... conversant with good and evil ?' 3. The spirit of wisdom answered (4) thus: ' Of mankind he whose sojourn 3 and business are with the ..."

3. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: To which are Now First Added, I. An by John Locke (1828)
"... Our knowledge conversant about our ideas. about them. Knowledge is the perception of the agreement or dis- agreement of two ideas. BOOK IV. ..."

4. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, the Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin, Robert Campbell (1880)
"... TUE SUBJECTS WITH WHICH IT IS conversant. LECTURE XL. Law of Things and the Law of Persons or Status. FROM law considered with reference to its sources, ..."

5. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1911)
"... doubtless know that in respect of such apprehension there will be a world of difference between him who is conversant with geometry and him who is not. ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"Readers who are conversant with the decay of eight-cars will understand what must be expected from the use of Fio. 13. Fio. 14. so much unseasoned lumber in ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1844)
"Such of our readers as feel an interest in the affections of the eye, and are conversant with the German language, will be much gratified and instructed by ..."

8. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"private citizen is presumed to be conversant of the particulars of those orders; and if we were, he is not bound to set them forth in h;ec ..."

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