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Meaning of CONVERSANT

Pronunciation:  kun'vursunt

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con"ver*sant\, a. [L. conversans, p. pr. of
    conversari: cf. F. conversant.]
    1. Having frequent or customary intercourse; familiary
       associated; intimately acquainted.
    
             I have been conversant with the first persons of the
             age.                                  --Dryden.
    
    2. Familiar or acquainted by use or study; well-informed;
       versed; -- generally used with with, sometimes with in.
    
             Deeply conversant in the Platonic philosophy.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
             he uses the different dialects as one who had been
             conversant with them all.             --Pope.
    
             Conversant only with the ways of men. --Cowper.
    
    3. Concerned; occupied.
    
             Education . . . is conversant about children. --W.
                                                   Wotton.
    
    
  2. \Con*vers"ant\, n.
    One who converses with another; a convenser. [R.]
    
    
 
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