v. t.1.To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.
[imp. Knew (nū); p. p. Known (nōn); p. pr. & vb. n. Knowing.]
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong.
- Longfellow.
2.To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.
3.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.
He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
- 2 Cor. v. 21.
Not to know me argues yourselves unknown.
- Milton.
4.To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.
Ye shall know them by their fruits.
- Matt. vil. 16.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him.
- Luke xxiv. 31.
5.To have sexual intercourse with.
And Adam knew Eve his wife.
- Gen. iv. 1.
And I knew that thou hearest me always.
- John xi. 42.
The monk he instantly knew to be the prior.
- Sir W. Scott.
To know how
to understand the manner, way, or means; to have requisite information, intelligence, or sagacity. How is sometimes omitted.
- Jer. Taylor.
v. i.1.To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; - often with of.
Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
- Is. i. 3.
2.To be assured; to feel confident.
To know of
to ask, to inquire.
- Shak.
Verb1.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 want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time"
Synonyms: cognise, cognize
ignore - be ignorant of or in the dark about
2.know - know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
3.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"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun"
4.know - 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"
5.know - 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"
Synonyms: experience, live
6.know - 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"; "We do not recognize your gods"
7.know - have fixed in the mind; "I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"
8.know - have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
9.know - know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off"
10.know - be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong"
11.know - perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
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