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Definition 1: the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is always in the know

(know is a kind of ...) a clear and certain mental apprehension

Definition 2: be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(know has a similar meaning as ...) perceive as familiar

"I know this voice!"

Definition 3: be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I know that the President lied to the people
  • I want to know who is winning the game!
  • I know it's time

Synonyms for know in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of know ) keep informed of fully aware

"I keep track of the stock market developments"

(... is a kind of know ) be fully aware or cognizant of

(know has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 4: be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I know that I left the key on the table
  • Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun

(... is a kind of know ) realize beforehand

(know has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 5: know how to do or perform something - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She knows how to knit
  • Does your husband know how to cook?

(... is a kind of know ) be well-informed

(... is a kind of know ) have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of

"Do you control these data?"

(... is a kind of know ) be or become completely proficient or skilled in

"She mastered Japanese in less than two years"

Definition 6: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for know in the sense of this definition

(know is a kind of ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

(... is a kind of know ) experience briefly

"The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"

(... is a kind of know ) experience again, often in the imagination

"He relived the horrors of war"

Definition 7: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
  • We do not recognize your gods

Synonyms for know in the sense of this definition

(know is a kind of ...) consider or hold as true

"I cannot accept the dogma of this church" "accept an argument"

Definition 8: know the nature or character of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we all knew her as a big show-off

(know is a kind of ...) be fully aware or cognizant of

Definition 9: be able to distinguish, recognize as being different - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child knows right from wrong

(know is a kind of ...) mark as different

"We distinguish several kinds of maple"

Definition 10: perceive as familiar - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I know this voice!

(know is a kind of ...) recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

"I can't remember saying any such thing" "I can't think what her last name was" "can you remember her phone number?" "Do you remember that he once loved you?" "call up memories"

(know has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 11: have fixed in the mind - [verb of cognition]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I know Latin
  • This student knows her irregular verbs
  • Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?

(... is a kind of know ) have (something) mastered

"She has the names of the fifty states down pat"

Definition 12: have sexual intercourse with - [verb of contact]

Samples where know or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
  • Adam knew Eve
  • Were you ever intimate with this man?

Synonyms for know in the sense of this definition

(know is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

(... is a kind of know ) have sex with; archaic use

"He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable"

(... is a kind of know ) have sex without being married

(know has a similar meaning as ...) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion

"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

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