Synonyms of cognition
perceptionDictionary • processes of perception and cognition
perception • It did not require a great deal of perception to realise what he meant.
understanding • They have to have a basic understanding of computers.
intelligence • She's a woman of exceptional intelligence.
insight • He was a man of considerable insight and diplomatic skills.
comprehension • The situation was utterly beyond her comprehension.
apprehension • the sudden apprehension of something
discernment • their lack of discernment and acceptance of inferior quality
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apprehensionThe apprehension of something is awareness and understanding of it.
• the sudden apprehension of something
comprehensionComprehension is the ability to understand something.
• The situation was utterly beyond her comprehension.
discernmentDiscernment is the ability to judge which things of a particular kind are good and which are bad.
• their lack of discernment and acceptance of inferior quality
Thesaurus for cognition from the Collins English Thesaurus
the mental act or process by which knowledge is acquired, including perception, intuition, and reasoning