One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attend to; take account of.
take into account, take into consideration, bargain for, bargain on, allow for, anticipate, foresee, be prepared for, plan forView synonyms
- ‘The employer needs to take cognisance of whether the goods are new, secondhand, manufactured by the employer or transferred at a discounted price.’
- ‘The school authorities too were inquiring into the matter when the board took cognisance of the complaint.’
- ‘They also took cognisance of the fact that it was a listed building and that any proposal should be sympathetic to its history, architectural character and location.’
- ‘So whether I like it or not, I have to take cognisance of what he concocts in his own little mind.’
- ‘This fact has been taken cognisance of by the police too.’
- ‘This interpretation is a mistake because it takes no cognisance of the earlier attempts to make the abuse known.’
- ‘The deed of supervision is the key document that the statutory supervisors are obliged to look at and take cognisance of when dealing with operators.’
- ‘That being so, the church now formally takes cognizance of what they have been doing, and thus of what they are.’
- ‘Supposing you are currently an important participant in a vital endeavour, you may gain a lot by taking cognisance of what is uttered by those on the sidelines.’
- ‘We were certainly unfortunate not to have taken any cognizance of it before hand, otherwise, we would have not been taken aback.’
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