cognizant (adj) – fully aware of something; informed
BREAKDOWN: COGN- (know) + -ANT (inclined to)
ANTONYM: incognizant means to be unaware or lacking in knowledge
— cognizance is conscious awareness, realization, or the scope of a person’s knowledge
This word is built on the root COGN-, which means to learn or know.
Common COGN- words include recognize.
More esoteric COGN- words include cognizable and cognoscente.