conversant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French conversant, present participle of converser

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

conversant (comparative more conversant, superlative most conversant)

  1. closely familiar; current; having frequent interaction
  2. familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed; versed
    She is equally conversant with Shakespeare and the laws of physics.
    • Dryden
      deeply conversant in the Platonic philosophy
    • Alexander Pope
      He uses the different dialects as one who had been conversant with them all.
  3. (obsolete) Concerned; occupied.
    • Wotton
      If any think education, because it is conversant about children, to be but a private and domestick duty, he has been ignorantly bred himself.

Usage notes[edit]

  • generally used with with, sometimes with in

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

conversant (plural conversants)

  1. One who converses with another.

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

conversant

  1. present participle of conversar

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

conversant

  1. Present participle of converser.

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

conversant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of conversō