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 would have liked to see a work force made up of people who are not only versed academically, but in vocational fields as well.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Each man was thoroughly versed in the mission and prepared to carry it out alone, if necessary.’
- ‘I am not versed in the ways of pretty pampered girls.’
- ‘He was a very well versed man and his warm smile was a trademark of his personality.’
- ‘General Motors-trained classroom instructors are well versed in the latest trends in automotive technology.’
- ‘Can someone more versed in Protestant and Fundamentalist theology than I am help me out here?’
- ‘I think you'd really be happy back in the Catholic Church, once you are better versed in what it teaches.’
- ‘He has portrayed himself as a very experienced, knowledgeable and versed man and a program like that should be live.’
- ‘Instead of downloading tunes, you'd be downloading say bits of Taoism from somebody better versed than yourself.’
- ‘An educated person would be expected to be well versed in both natural science and the humanities.’
- ‘Contributors versed in various subject areas have assembled noteworthy sites and provided descriptions of each site.’
- ‘He is deeply versed in the archives and traditions of the Middle Temple.’
- ‘Now, I was fully versed in preparatory techniques, and enjoyed mulling, rolling, roach-making, etc.’
- ‘Indeed, I was struck by the fact that this elite band of composers were all well read and well versed in the other arts.’
- ‘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.’
Early 17th century: from French versé or Latin versatus, past participle of versari ‘be engaged in’.
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