cognise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cognise 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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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Cognise to become conscious of
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., from cognoscĕre, cognitumco-, together, and noscĕre, gnoscĕre, to know.

Usage

In literature:

To neglect it was cowardice, cognisable by a court-martial and punishable by death.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
He was eaten up by anxiety, and so took no cognisance of time.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
The opportune, or rather the painful juncture at which Charles Holland had arrived at Bannerworth Hall, we are well cognisant of.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
Therefore I am as firmly and resolutely determined that I will tilt under my own cognisance.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
After a moment he took cognisance of the crunch of her snow-shoes behind him.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
The number of slokas also composed by Vyasa cognisant of truth is three hundred and twenty.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
And unable to bear this, Bhishma though cognisant of the Pandava's might, covered Dhananjaya with a powerful celestial weapon.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
I understood him to imply that no person whatever was cognisant of it but himself and you.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Virginia was a mature maiden, calmly cognisant of the world, and coolly alive to the doubtful phases of that planet.
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
Perhaps Bentham Gibbes himself was cognisant of it.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
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