verb (knows, knowing, knew, known)
- (intransitive) To be certain or sure about.
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').
- I know that I"m right and you"re wrong.
- He knew something terrible was going to happen.
- (transitive) To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
- I know your mother, but I"ve never met your father.
- (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.
- (transitive) To understand (a subject).
- She knows chemistry better than anybody else.
- (context, transitive, archaic, biblical) To have sexual relations with.
- (intransitive) To be informed about.
- Do you know that Michelle and Jack are getting divorced? " Yes, I know.
- (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.
- (transitive) To experience.
- Their relationship knew ups and downs.
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