conversant

[kuh n-vur-suh nt, kon-ver-] /kənˈvɜr sənt, ˈkɒn vər-/
adjective
1.
familiar by use or study (usually followed by with):
"conversant with Spanish history."
2.
Archaic. having regular or frequent conversation; intimately associating; acquainted.
Origin
1250–1300; Middle English conversa(u)nt < Latin conversant- (stem of conversāns), present participle of conversārī to associate with. See converse1, -ant
Related forms
conversance, conversancy, noun
conversantly, adverb
nonconversance, noun
nonconversancy, noun
nonconversant, adjective
nonconversantly, adverb
unconversant, adjective
Synonyms
1. versed, learned, skilled, practiced, well-informed, proficient.
British Dictionary definitions for conversant with
conversant (kənˈvɜːsənt)
 
adj (and foll by with)
experienced (in), familiar (with), or acquainted (with)
 
con'versance
 
n
 
con'versancy
 
n
 
con'versantly
 
adv

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Word Origin and History for conversant with
conversant
mid-14c., from Fr. conversant, prp. of converser (see converse (v.)).
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