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verb (knows, knowing, knew, known)
  1. (intransitive) To be certain or sure about.
I know that I"m right and you"re wrong.
He knew something terrible was going to happen.
  1. (transitive) To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
I know your mother, but I"ve never met your father.
  1. (transitive) To have knowledge of; to have memorised information, data, or facts about.
He knows more about 19th century politics than one would expect.
She knows where I live.
Let me do it. I know how it works.
  1. (transitive) To understand (a subject).
She knows chemistry better than anybody else.
  1. (context, transitive, archaic, biblical) To have sexual relations with.
  2. (intransitive) To be informed about.
Do you know that Michelle and Jack are getting divorced? " Yes, I know.
  1. (transitive) To be aware of (a person's) intentions.
I won"t lend you any money. You would never pay me back; I know you.
  1. (transitive) To experience.
Their relationship knew ups and downs.
Etymology: , from cnÄwan. Cognate with Spanish conocer, French connaítre, Latin cognoscere, Greek ('I know') and (unicode, á) ('knowledge'), German kennen, and Persian (FAchar, ÙÙ) (ÅenÄxtín, 'to know').


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