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Dictionary definition for: Know

1. (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"

2. (v) know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit" "Does your husband know how to cook?"

3. (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"

4. (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"

5. (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 d

6. (v) 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. (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?"

8. (v) have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

9. (v) know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off"

10. (v) be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong"

11. (v) perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"

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