Found 2 items, similar to knew.
English → English
v 1: 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”
] [ant: ignore
2: know how to do or perform something; “She knows how to
; “Does your husband know how to cook?”
3: 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”
4: be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; “She
doesn't know this composer”
; “Do you know my sister?”
know this movie”
; “I know him under a different name”
“This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily”
5: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or
sensations; “I know the feeling!”
; “have you ever known
; “I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug
; “The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare”
“I lived through two divorces”
6: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power
and authority; “The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the
true heir to the throne”
; “We do not recognize your gods”
7: have fixed in the mind; “I know Latin”
; “This student knows
her irregular verbs”
; “Do you know the poem well enough to
8: have sexual intercourse with; “This student sleeps with
everyone in her dorm”
; “Adam knew Eve”
; “Were you ever
intimate with this man?”
[syn: roll in the hay
, make love
, sleep with
, get laid
, have sex
, do it
, be intimate
, have intercourse
, have it away
, have it off
, have a go at it
, get it on
9: know the nature or character of; “we all knew her as a big
10: be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; “The
child knows right from wrong”
11: perceive as familiar; “I know this voice!”
English → English
(n[=o]), v. t. [imp. Knew
(n[=u]); p. p. Known
(n[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Knowing
.] [OE. knowen, knawen,
AS. cn["a]wan; akin to OHG. chn["a]an (in comp.), Icel.
kn["a] to be able, Russ. znate to know, L. gnoscere, noscere,
Gr. gighw`skein, Skr. jn[=a]; fr. the root of E. can, v. i.,
ken. [root]45. See Ken
to be able, and cf.
1. To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to
understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's
O, that a man might know
The end of this day's business ere it come! --Shak.
There is a certainty in the proposition, and we know
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong. --Longfellow.
2. To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of;
as, to know things from information.
3. To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or
less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to
possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the
rules of an organization.
He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.
--2 Cor. v.
Not to know me argues yourselves unknown. --Milton.
4. To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of;
as, to know a person's face or figure.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. --Matt. vil.
And their eyes were opened, and they knew him.
Faithful friend from flattering foe. --Shak.
At nearer view he thought he knew the dead.
5. To have sexual intercourse with.
And Adam knew Eve his wife. --Gen. iv. 1.
Note: Know is often followed by an objective and an
infinitive (with or without to) or a participle, a
dependent sentence, etc.
And I knew that thou hearest me always. --John
The monk he instantly knew to be the prior. --Sir
In other hands I have known money do good.
To know how
, to understand the manner, way, or means; to
have requisite information, intelligence, or sagacity. How
is sometimes omitted. “ If we fear to die, or know not to
imp. of Know