One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Experienced or skilled in; knowledgeable about.‘a solicitor well versed in employment law’
acquainted with, conversant with, familiar with, informed about, knowledgeable about, well informed about, instructed in, skilled in, proficient inView synonyms
- ‘I am not versed in the ways of pretty pampered girls.’
- ‘He is deeply versed in the archives and traditions of the Middle Temple.’
- ‘Indeed, I was struck by the fact that this elite band of composers were all well read and well versed in the other arts.’
- ‘I would have liked to see a work force made up of people who are not only versed academically, but in vocational fields as well.’
- ‘Can someone more versed in Protestant and Fundamentalist theology than I am help me out here?’
- ‘How well versed were you already in seeking these people out?’
- ‘Gawain responded that even if he taught her all he knew, and recited romances to her, she was already a hundred times more versed in love than he.’
- ‘An educated person would be expected to be well versed in both natural science and the humanities.’
- ‘Each man was thoroughly versed in the mission and prepared to carry it out alone, if necessary.’
- ‘He was a very well versed man and his warm smile was a trademark of his personality.’
- ‘He has portrayed himself as a very experienced, knowledgeable and versed man and a program like that should be live.’
- ‘Contributors versed in various subject areas have assembled noteworthy sites and provided descriptions of each site.’
- ‘The hints too had been so heavy and so clumsy that journalists well versed in the field of arms control were beginning to guess who it could be.’
- ‘Instead of downloading tunes, you'd be downloading say bits of Taoism from somebody better versed than yourself.’
- ‘Now, I was fully versed in preparatory techniques, and enjoyed mulling, rolling, roach-making, etc.’
- ‘General Motors-trained classroom instructors are well versed in the latest trends in automotive technology.’
- ‘I think you'd really be happy back in the Catholic Church, once you are better versed in what it teaches.’
Early 17th century: from French versé or Latin versatus, past participle of versari ‘be engaged in’.
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