V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: having experience, familiarity, or knowledge (usually followed by "with" or "in")

Synonyms: versed, practiced, proficient, familiar, knowledgeable, informed

Antonyms: ignorant, uninformed

Tips: The word conversant is a predicate and is usually followed by the word "with." To help remember the meaning of the word conversant, think of the word conversation. Apply the word conversant to people who are well versed (knowledgeable) in a subject and are able to have an articulate and intelligent conversation about that subject. Conversant is related to versed. Conversant is usually followed by "with" and is usually used to describe knowledge that has been acquired through study. Versed is usually followed by "in" and is usually used to describe knowledge from experience.

Usage Examples:

The scholar is conversant in six languages. (proficient)

I made the mistake because I am not conversant with the etiquette of golf. (familiar)

He is conversant with the latest trends in marketing and will be a welcome addition to our team. (familiar, proficient)

Although she was conversant with the latest political scandal, she did not want to answer any questions from the press. (familiar)

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