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[v] accept (smeone) 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"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"
[v] have fixed in the mind; "I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"
[v] have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "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"
[v] perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
[v] be able to distinguish. recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong"
[v] know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off"
[v] have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve" (know is archaic); "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

Antonyms

ignore

Misc. Definitions

\Know\, n. Knee. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
\Know\, v. t. [imp. {Knew}; p. p. {Known}; 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. ?, Skr. jn?; fr. the root of E. can, v. i., ken. (?). See {Ken}, {Can} to be able, and cf. {Acquaint}, {Cognition}, {Gnome}, {Ignore}, {Noble}, {Note}.]
1. To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty. 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 it. --Dryden. 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. 2
1. 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. 1
6. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him. --Luke xxiv. 3
1. To know Faithful friend from flattering foe. --Shak. At nearer view he thought he knew the dead. --Flatman.
5. To have sexual commerce 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 xi. 4
2. The monk he instantly knew to be the prior. --Sir W. Scott. In other hands I have known money do good. --Dickens. {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 be patient.'' --Jer. Taylor.
\Know\, v. i.
1. To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; -- often with of. Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. --Is. i.
3. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. --John vii. 1
7. The peasant folklore of Europe still knows of willows that bleed and weep and speak when hewn. --Tylor.
2. To be assured; to feel confident. {To know of}, to ask, to inquire. [Obs.] `` Know of your youth, examine well your blood.'' --Shak.

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