A typical military maneuver is to reconnoiter an area, ‘learning’ a little about it ‘beforehand’ in order to be more prepared when going there. This act usually involves a spy sneaking in incognito, or ‘not learned’ about by anyone. The spy gathers information in this reconnaissance mission, where things are ‘learned about before’ the whole army goes in to attack.
A Latin word meaning ‘to learn’ gives rise to the English word root cogn. Primarily because of French, the root conn also comes from this root. A readily recognizable word that comes to mind which uses this root, is, well, recognize! What else can we acquaint you with to help you ‘learn’ this root?
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James is cognizant of his responsibilities as the father of his two boys.
What words have cogn in them?
What does the root word Sens mean?
What does the root word LOC mean?