1. [ verb ] be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
Synonyms: cognise cognize

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

Related terms: ignore recognize awareness knowing
2. [ verb ] know how to do or perform something

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

Related terms: know_the_score master
3. [ verb ] 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"

Related terms: anticipate
4. [ verb ] 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. [ verb ] have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
Synonyms: experience live

"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"

Related terms: experience relive taste experience
6. [ verb ] discern
Synonyms: recognize acknowledge recognise

"His greed knew no limits"

Related terms: accept write_off attorn recognition
7. [ verb ] 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. [ verb ] know the nature or character of

"we all knew her as a big show-off"

Related terms: recognize
9. [ verb ] be able to distinguish. recognize as being different

"The child knows right from wrong"

Related terms: distinguish
10. [ verb ] (sexuality) have sexual intercourse with
Synonyms: be_intimate make_love sleep_with have_intercourse get_laid make_out hump bed have_it_away have_it_off fuck screw jazz eff do_it lie_with have_sex have_a_go_at_it bang get_it_on bonk roll_in_the_hay love

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic) "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Related terms: copulate take fornicate archaism neck bed love fuck lover sexual_love
11. [ verb ] perceive as familiar

"I know this voice!"

Related terms: remember
Similar spelling:   knawe