take cognizance of something


take cognizance of something
formal
to consider something before you take action or make a decision

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  • take cognizance of something — formal phrase to consider something before you take action or make a decision Thesaurus: to think carefully or a lot about thingssynonym Main entry: cognizance * * * take cognizance of sth idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take cognizance of — To recognize, take into consideration • • • Main Entry: ↑cognition * * * formal attend to; take account of * * * take cognizance of : to notice or give attention to (something) He should take cogniz …   Useful english dictionary

  • cognizance — [[t]kɒ̱gnɪz(ə)ns[/t]] (in BRIT, also use cognisance) 1) PHRASE: V inflects If you take cognizance of something, you take notice of it or acknowledge it. [FORMAL] The government has in the past not taken cognisance of any protest unless there has… …   English dictionary

  • cognizance — cog|ni|zance [ kagnızəns, kag naızəns ] noun uncount FORMAL the process by which you recognize or understand something take cognizance of something to consider something before you take action or make a decision ╾ cog|ni|zant adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cognizance — UK [ˈkɒɡnɪz(ə)ns] / US [ˈkɑɡnɪzəns] / US [kɑɡˈnaɪzəns] noun [uncountable] formal the process by which you recognize and understand something • take cognizance of something Derived word: cognizant UK / US adjective …   English dictionary

  • cognizance — [käg′nə zəns; ] occas. [ kän′əzəns] n. [ME cognisaunce < OFr conoissance, knowledge < conoissant, prp. of conoistre, to know < L cognoscere: see COGNITION] 1. perception or knowledge; esp., the range of knowledge possible through… …   English World dictionary

  • cognizance — cog|ni|zance cognisance [ˈkɔgnızəns US ˈka:g ] n [U] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: conoissance, from conoistre to know , from Latin cognoscere; COGNITION] 1.) knowledge or understanding of something 2.) take cognizance of sth to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cognizance — also cognisance BrE noun (U) formal 1 knowledge or understanding of something 2 take cognizance of to understand something and consider it when you take action or make a decision …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • see — vb 1 See, behold, descry, espy, view, survey, contemplate, observe, notice, remark, note, perceive, discern can all mean to take cognizance of something by physical or sometimes mental vision. See, the most general of these terms, may be used to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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