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 know know

noun

  • the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people  ( know )
    the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
     he is always in the know
    he is always in the know
  • verb

  • () be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about  ( cognise, cognize, know )
    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 know that the President lied to the people
     I want to know who is winning the game!
    I want to know who is winning the game!
     I know it's time
    I know it's time
  • () know how to do or perform something  ( know )
    know how to do or perform something
     She knows how to knit
    She knows how to knit
     Does your husband know how to cook?
    Does your husband know how to cook?
  • () be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt  ( know )
    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
    I know that I left the key on the table
     Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun
    Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun
  • () be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object  ( know )
    be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object
     She doesn't know this composer
    She doesn't know this composer
     Do you know my sister?
    Do you know my sister?
     We know this movie
    We know this movie
     I know him under a different name
    I know him under a different name
     This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily
    This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily
  • () have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations  ( live, experience, know )
    have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
     I know the feeling!
    I know the feeling!
     have you ever known hunger?
    have you ever known hunger?
     I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict
    I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict
     The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare
    The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare
     I lived through two divorces
    I lived through two divorces
  • () accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority  ( acknowledge, recognise, know, recognize )
    accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
     The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
    The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
     We do not recognize your gods
    We do not recognize your gods
  • () have fixed in the mind  ( know )
    have fixed in the mind
     I know Latin
    I know Latin
     This student knows her irregular verbs
    This student knows her irregular verbs
     Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?
    Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?
  • perceive as familiar  ( know )
    perceive as familiar
     I know this voice!
    I know this voice!
  • be able to distinguish, recognize as being different  ( know )
    be able to distinguish, recognize as being different
     The child knows right from wrong
    The child knows right from wrong
  • know the nature or character of  ( know )
    know the nature or character of
     we all knew her as a big show-off
    we all knew her as a big show-off
  • have sexual intercourse with  ( bang, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, have sex, hump, jazz, know, lie with, love, make out, roll in the hay, screw, sleep together, make love, sleep with, be intimate )
    have sexual intercourse with
     This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
     Adam knew Eve
    Adam knew Eve
     Were you ever intimate with this man?
    Were you ever intimate with this man?