V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: skilled or knowledgeable, especially from experience

Synonyms: skilled, knowledgeable, proficient, conversant, familiar, practiced, informed

Antonyms: unskilled, unfamiliar, uninformed, ignorant

Tips: Versed is a powerful word to describe knowledge and skill, especially that which is gained from experience. For a memory trick, note how versed looks like "version." Now, consider what it takes to be versed in a software program; it often helps to have experience with past versions of a program to be well-versed in the most recent version of the program. When you are well-versed in something, you know a lot about it. Versed is similar in meaning to conversant. See conversant for additional analysis.

Usage Examples:

He is well-versed in carpentry and can build almost anything. (skilled, experienced)

He is versed in the culture of Japan and will help us understand the best way to work with our new Japanese partner. (conversant, familiar)

Regina is well-versed in Native American history and is an excellent tour guide of the American Southwest. (informed, conversant, knowledgeable)

I'm not sufficiently versed with this software program, so I am going to need your help in getting up to speed. (experienced, skilled, knowledgeable)

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