(noun, verb)


1. the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people

- he is always in the know

Definition categories: thought, knowing


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

Similar word(s): cognise, cognize

Definition categories: cognition

2. know how to do or perform something

- She knows how to knit

- Does your husband know how to cook?

Definition categories: cognition

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

Definition categories: cognition

4. 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

Definition categories: cognition

5. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

- I know the feeling!

- have you ever known hunger?

Similar word(s): experience, live

Definition categories: cognition, experience, see

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

Similar word(s): acknowledge, recognise, recognize

Definition categories: cognition, accept

7. have fixed in the mind

- I know Latin

- This student knows her irregular verbs

- Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?

Definition categories: cognition

8. have sexual intercourse with

Similar word(s): bang, bed, bonk, hump, jazz, love, screw

Definition categories: contact, copulate, couple, mate, pair

9. know the nature or character of

Definition categories: cognition, agnise, agnize, realise, realize, recognise, recognize

10. be able to distinguish, recognize as being different

- The child knows right from wrong

Definition categories: cognition, differentiate, distinguish, secern, secernate, separate, severalise, severalize, tell

11. perceive as familiar

- I know this voice!

Definition categories: cognition, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think

Sentences with know as a verb:

- I know that I’m right and you’re wrong.  He knew something terrible was going to happen.

- Did you know Michelle and Jack were getting divorced? ― Yes, I knew.  She knows where I live.  I knew he was upset, but I didn't understand why.

- I know your mother, but I’ve never met your father.

- to know a person's face or figure;  to know right from wrong;  I wouldn't know one from the other.

- Let me do it. I know how it works.  She knows how to swim.

- She knows chemistry better than anybody else.  Know your enemy and know yourself.

- It is vital that he not know.  She knew of our plan.  He knows about 19th century politics.

- Did you know Michelle and Jack were getting divorced? ― Yes, I knew.