[ US /ˈnoʊ/ ]
[ UK /nˈə‍ʊ/ ]
  1. know the nature or character of
    we all knew her as a big show-off
  2. be able to distinguish, recognize as being different
    The child knows right from wrong
  3. have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
    I lived through two divorces
    The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare
    have you ever known hunger?
    I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict
    I know the feeling!
  4. have fixed in the mind
    This student knows her irregular verbs
    I know Latin
    Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?
  5. accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
    We do not recognize your gods
    The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne
  6. have sexual intercourse with
    Were you ever intimate with this man?
    This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    Adam knew Eve
  7. 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 know it's time
    I want to know who is winning the game!
  8. be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object
    She doesn't know this composer
    This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily
    I know him under a different name
    Do you know my sister?
    We know this movie
  9. perceive as familiar
    I know this voice!
  10. know how to do or perform something
    She knows how to knit
    Does your husband know how to cook?
  11. 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
  1. the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
    he is always in the know
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How To Use know In A Sentence

  • What we do not know are the precise weighting of factors that go into why prices increase at any particular time.
  • Some were members of Turkey's elite military class known as "pashas," a title of respect harking back to Ottoman military commanders Monday for allegedly planning to blow up mosques in order to trigger a military takeover and overthrow the WN.com - Photown News
  • I'm just a little bit caught in the middle. Life is a maze and love is a riddle, I don't know where to go, can't do it alone.
  • Anybody who has tried to follow a rigorous diet will know how easy it is to lapse back into bad habits. Times, Sunday Times
  • Spending on a perennial effort to expand gambling at race tracks, known as "racino," increased four-fold to about $620,000 in 2010. StarTribune.com rss feed
  • I just know that one beer bash was fine, two was tolerable, and the third was just a way to eat up time on Memorial Day.
  • The Pepper Street gang, of which Jackie was the acknowledged leader, was not a gang of drug-selling hoods.
  • Before you know it, all the Sandy Clarks and Billy Starks doing the media rounds are back in business until the next time they are given their jotters for failing to meet fans' expectations.
  • Howie is a well-known writer and clown.
  • Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you; though, I know, to divide him inventorially would dizzy the arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw neither, in respect of his quick sail. Act V. Scene II. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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