Another word for conscious
cognizant, informed, sensible of, apprised, assured, inwardly sensible, discerning, percipient, apperceptive, felt, known, perceived, sensitive to, acquainted, attentive, watchful, mindful, vigilant, understanding, perceiving, noticing, knowing, preoccupied, keen, alert, awake to, alert to, alive to, on the qui vive, hip to*, hep to*, on to*, with it*, wise to*, on top of*; see also intelligent 1.
In possession of one's senses
conscious implies awareness of a sensation, feeling, fact, condition, etc. and may suggest mere recognition or a focusing of attention conscious of a draft in the room, acutely conscious of her own limitations; aware implies having knowledge of something through alertness in observing or in interpreting what one sees, hears, feels, etc. to be aware of a fact; one is cognizant of something when one has certain or special knowledge of it through observation or information cognizant of the terms of the will; sensible implies awareness of something that is not expressed directly or explicitly sensible of their solemn grief