AskDefine | Define conversant

Dictionary Definition

conversant adj : (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly; "conversant with business trends"; "familiar with the complex machinery"; "he was familiar with those roads" [syn: conversant(p), familiar(p)]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • SAMPA /k@n"v3`s@nt/


  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.

Usage notes

  • generally used with with, sometimes with in




Verb form

  1. present participle of converser

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abreast, accomplished, acquainted, acquainted with, alive, apprehending, apprehensive, at concert pitch, at home in, at home with, au courant, au fait, awake, career, coached, cognizant, comprehending, conscious, conversant with, familiar with, finished, informed, informed in, initiate, initiated, intimate with, knowing, master of, no stranger to, perceptive, percipient, practiced, prepared, primed, professional, proficient in, sensible, sentient, skilled, strong in, technical, trained, up, up on, up-to-date, used to, versed, versed in, well-read in, witting
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