• WordNet 3.6
    • v cognize be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about "I know that the President lied to the people","I want to know who is winning the game!","I know it's time"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Cognize To know or perceive; to recognize. "The reasoning faculty can deal with no facts until they are cognized by it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cognize To make an object of cognition or thought; perceive; become conscious of; know. Also spelled cognise.
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  • Edgar Allan Poe
    “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Cognizant Recognize


In literature:

It receives and cognizes all sense impressions.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
If you feel it so keenly when only you and I know of it, what would you have felt had the whole world been made cognizant of the fact?
"Bessie's Fortune" by Mary J. Holmes
Walcker was used to such missions as these, of which the German Government was more or less cognizant.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
Against our expectation we, however, struck upon reasons which prevented a complete cognizance of the latent dream thought.
"Dream Psychology" by Sigmund Freud
II.iv.127 (207,2) The cognizance] The badge; the token; the visible proof.
"Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies" by Samuel Johnson
In taking cognizance of water in relation to blowpipe analysis, we regard it only as existing in minerals.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Our girl must grow up fully cognizant of what her clothes cost.
"Vocational Guidance for Girls" by Marguerite Stockman Dickson
Something, whereof neither science nor philosophy can take cognizance, seemed to emanate from her, elevating while it humbled him.
"Bressant" by Julian Hawthorne
Hence our atom of hydrogen must have power to count, or at least to measure, or be cognizant of bulk.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
Neighbors are presumed to take cognizance of each other's acts.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke

In poetry:

For each one flower, perchance,
Blooms as his cognizance:
The snowdrop chill,
The violet unbeholden,
For some: for you the golden
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

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Be cognizant of broad, fundamental changes that abound in law practice .
Although the show is carefully choreographed, Gillis is cognizant of the need for spontaneity for the thrill of the unexpected, even for those who've seen the show several times.
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If Hurricane Sandy damaged your home or property, knowing there is support in the way of FEMA funding can provide some reassurance, but while the federal agency is set up to help, they're cognizant of the scammers out there.
The sad and unforgivable part was Romney and his team were not even cognizant that they had no people of color on staff.

In science:

Harnad, S. 2005. “To Cognize is to Categorize: Cognition is Categorization,” in Handbook of Categorization, Claire Lefebvre, Henri Cohen (eds), Elsevier.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Cryptographic protocols: Cryptographic algorithms are necessitated to convert plaintext into ciphertext and vice versa . The convertion of plaintext into ciphertext makes it impossible for an attacker to possess plaintext from a ciphertext without cognizing a key.
Grid Information Security Functional Requirement - Fulfilling Information Security of a Smart Grid System
There are arguments one can make that the answer to all of these is “no ”, and, indeed, some are made in the manuscript, because the authors are cognizant of these questions.
Discussion on "Techniques for Massive-Data Machine Learning in Astronomy" by A. Gray
From Fig. 1 one can realize that, although the fission cross-sections of light nuclei production with mass A > 20 are small, they are cognizable from the mass distribution of binary fission fragments.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
One should be cognizant, however, that this may be too naive an assumption.
Theory Summary of the Electroweak Session for Moriond 2005