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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?'.

Editor: Wilma--From WordNet


(n.) Knee.

(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.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Perceive, apprehend, comprehend, understand, discern, be aware of, be assured of, see through, make out.[2]. Recognize, be acquainted with.[3]. Distinguish, discriminate.

v. n. [1]. Have knowledge.[2]. Be informed, be made aware.[3]. Be sure, feel certain.

Checked by Dylan

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Perceive, understand, comprehend, recognize, apprehend, distinguish,[SeePERCEIVE]

Checked by Conan


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.

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