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(noun.) the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people; 'he is always in the know'.
(verb.) be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; 'She doesn't know this composer'; 'Do you know my sister?'; 'We know this movie'; 'I know him under a different name'; 'This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily'.
(verb.) be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; 'I know that the President lied to the people'; 'I want to know who is winning the game!'; 'I know it's time'.
(verb.) be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; 'I know that I left the key on the table'; 'Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun'.
(verb.) know how to do or perform something; 'She knows how to knit'; 'Does your husband know how to cook?'.
(verb.) have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; 'I know the feeling!'; 'have you ever known hunger?'; 'I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict'; 'The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare'; 'I lived through two divorces'.
(verb.) know the nature or character of; 'we all knew her as a big show-off'.
(verb.) be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; 'The child knows right from wrong'.
(verb.) perceive as familiar; 'I know this voice!'.
(verb.) have fixed in the mind; 'I know Latin'; 'This student knows her irregular verbs'; 'Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?'.
(v. i.) To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.
(v. i.) To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.
(v. i.) To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the rules of an organization.
(v. i.) To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.
(v. i.) To have sexual commerce with.
(v. i.) To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of.
(v. i.) To be assured; to feel confident.
v. a. . Perceive, apprehend, comprehend, understand, discern, be aware of, be assured of, see through, make out.. Recognize, be acquainted with.. Distinguish, discriminate.
v. n. . Have knowledge.. Be informed, be made aware.. Be sure, feel certain.
SYN:Perceive, understand, comprehend, recognize, apprehend, distinguish,[SeePERCEIVE]
v.t. to be informed of: to be assured of: to be acquainted with: to recognise: (B.) to approve: to have sexual commerce with.—v.i. to possess knowledge:—pr.p. knōw′ing; pa.t. knew (nū); pa.p. known (nōn).—n. (Shak.) knowledge.—adj. Know′able capable of being known discovered or understood.—ns. Know′ableness; Know′-all one who thinks he knows everything; Know′er.—adj. Know′ing intelligent: skilful: cunning.—adv. Know′ingly.—ns. Know′ingness the quality of being knowing or intelligent: shrewdness; Know′-noth′ing one who is quite ignorant: a member of the native American party (1854-56).—adj. completely ignorant.—Know a move or two to be forearmed against trickery by a knowledge of the tricks; Know on which side one's bread is buttered to be fully alive to one's own interest; Know the ropes to understand the detail of any matter as a sailor does his rigging; Know what's o′clock Know what's what to be thoroughly acquainted with something: to be wide awake.
- How we shall conciliate this little creature, said Mrs. Bretton to me, I don't know: she tastes nothing, and by her looks, she has not slept. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Yes, and then--YOU know, godmother. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- We went to the 'commissionaire' of the hotel--I don't know what a 'commissionaire' is, but that is the man we went to--and told him we wanted a guide. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- I don't see why you shouldn't like me to know that you wished to do me a service, my dear fellow. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I know this in much the same way, I suppose. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- I should like to know in what I'm your inferior? 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- He knew how to blow any sort of bridge that you could name and he had blown them of all sizes and constructions. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- I knew Mrs. Reed had not spoken for days: was she reviving? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- As yet only China knew of the Huns; there were no Turks in Western Turkestan or anywhere else then, no Tartars in the world. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- I started, but was only discomposed a moment; I knew the voice and speaker. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- He knew her illnesses; they never occurred but for her own convenience. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- As to all the rest, he was humble and contrite, and I never knew him complain. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- The first known application of the kind was made by Mr. Murdoch, an engineer in the employment of Messrs. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- I made myself known to your sister. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- Was it known why he stayed away? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- He was, in fact, the most agreeable young man the sisters had ever known, and they were equally delighted with him. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- We needn't make it known to ALL the town. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- Darwin's father was remarkable for his powers of observation, while the grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, is well known for his tendency to speculation . 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- When to-morrow comes, and he knows that I am in the house, do you think---- She stopped again, and looked at me very earnestly. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- He perhaps knows more of Mr. Rochester than you do. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- Andreu Nin will find it easily by asking, if he knows what to ask for. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- He knows how vast the field is, and how many paths constantly beckon him. 鲁伯特·萨金特·荷兰. 历史性发明.
- Anyone who has had the smallest experience of municipal politics knows that the corruption of the police is directly proportionate to the severity of the taboos it is asked to enforce. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- Always, also, it may be well to bear in mind that by the word 'creation' the zoologist means 'a process he knows not what. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- He tried to look knowing over the Latin grammar when little Rawdon showed him what part of that work he was in. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Mrs. Bulstrode did not wish to go nearer to the facts than in the phrase make some amends; knowing that her husband must understand her. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- He wondered at her, knowing she was aware of his presence. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- He told me, in return, that he wondered I had arrived at my time of life, without knowing that a doctor's skin was waterproof. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- My horse must be like the others, but I have at least the consolation of not knowing it to be so. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Not knowing what else to do with my girl while I was nursing in Cumberland, I put her to school at Limmeridge. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.