know

know
know [nō]
vt.
knew, known, knowing [ME knowen < OE cnawan, akin to OHG -cnāhan < IE base * ĝen-, *ĝnō-, to know, apprehend > CAN1, KEN, L gnoscere, to know, Gr gignōskein]
1. to have a clear perception or understanding of; be sure of or well informed about [to know the facts]
2. to be aware or cognizant of; have perceived or learned [to know that one is loved]
3. to have a firm mental grasp of; have securely in the memory [to know the multiplication tables]
4.
a) to be acquainted or familiar with [I knew him well]
b) to experience [she has known both pleasure and pain]
5. to have understanding of or skill in as a result of study or experience [to know music]
6. to recognize [I'd know that face anywhere]
7. to recognize as distinct; distinguish [to know right from wrong]
8. Archaic to have sexual intercourse with
vi.
1. to have knowledge
2. to be sure, informed, or aware
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in the know
Informal having confidential information
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know better
to be aware that one could or should act better or think more correctly
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know best
to be the best guide, authority, etc.
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☆ know from
see FROM (sense 11)
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☆ you know
Informal you understand: a phrase used in conversational pauses
knowable
adj.
knower
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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