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Definition of "conversant" [con•ver•sant•vers•ant]

  • Familiar, as by study or experience: conversant with medieval history. (adjective)
  • Able to converse knowledgeably: "By ... using a library of your personal design, you will find yourself more knowledgeable and, eventually, more conversant, on topics of interest to you” ( Tom Kelley). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conversant" in a sentence
  • "Athens on the 27th day of the 7th month, in the year accounted 1657, being the first day of the week, the day of Greek solemn worship, and to have been "conversant" with Carlo Dessio and Gumeno Stephaci, "called Greek doctors.""
  • "The judge said that he knew the legislation had been changed to meet some of the concerns but that he was not "conversant" with the latest figures regarding prisoners detained beyond their minimum sentence."
  • "India (59 per cent), Australia (58 per cent) and New Zealand (58 per cent) are home to the most "conversant" consumers in the region."