conversant

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French conversant, present participle of converser

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /kənˈvɝsənt/
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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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      deeply conversant in the Platonic philosophy
    • (Can we date this quote by Alexander Pope and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      He uses the different dialects as one who had been conversant with them all.
  3. (obsolete) Concerned; occupied.
    • (Can we date this quote by Wotton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      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.

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Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

conversant

  1. present participle of conversar

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

conversant

  1. present participle of converser

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

conversant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of conversō