know
[nəʊ]
VERB
knows (third person present) · knew (past tense) · knowing (present participle) · known (past participle)
  1. be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information.
    "most people know that CFCs can damage the ozone layer" ·
    "I know what I'm doing"
    synonyms:
    be aware · realize · be conscious · have knowledge · be informed ·
    have information · notice · perceive · see · sense · recognize · understand · appreciate · savvy · latch on to something
    • have knowledge or information concerning.
      "I would write to him if I knew his address" ·
      "I know of one local who shot himself"
      synonyms:
      have knowledge of · be aware of · be cognizant of ·
      be informed of · be apprised of
    • be absolutely certain or sure about something.
      "I just knew it was something I wanted to do" ·
      "I knew it!"
  2. have developed a relationship with (someone) through meeting and spending time with them; be familiar or friendly with.
    "he knew and respected Laura"
    synonyms:
    be acquainted with · have met · be familiar with · be friends with ·
    be friendly with · be on good terms with · be close to · be intimate with · socialize with · associate with · have dealings with · understand · have insight into · be in sympathy with · empathize with · ken · be thick with
    • have a good command of (a subject or language).
      synonyms:
      be familiar with · be conversant with · be acquainted with ·
      have knowledge of · be versed in · be knowledgeable about · have mastered · have a grasp of · grasp · understand · comprehend · apprehend · have learned · have memorized · have learned by heart · be clued up on · have something taped
    • recognize (someone or something).
      "Isabel couldn't hear the words clearly but she knew the voice"
    • be familiar or acquainted with (something).
      "a little restaurant she knew near Leicester Square"
    • have personal experience of (an emotion or situation).
      "a man who had known better times"
      synonyms:
      experience · have experience of · go through · undergo ·
      live through · meet · meet with · encounter · taste
    • (be known as)
      regard or perceive as having a specified characteristic.
      "the loch is known as a dangerous area for swimming"
    • (be known as)
      give (someone or something) a particular name or title.
      "the doctor was universally known as ‘Hubert’"
    • (know someone/something from)
      be able to distinguish one person or thing from (another).
      "you are convinced you know your own baby from any other in the world"
      synonyms:
      distinguish · tell apart · differentiate · tell · tell which is which ·
      discriminate · recognize · pick out · identify · make out · discern · see
  3. archaic
    have sexual intercourse with (someone).
ORIGIN
Old English cnāwan (earlier gecnāwan) ‘recognize, identify’, of Germanic origin; from an Indo-European root shared by Latin ( g)noscere, Greek gignōskein, also by can1 and ken.
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How to use know in a sentence?

Successful people appear to be traveling along one continual, successful road. What is not apparent is the perseverance it takes following each defeat to keep you on that road. No one I know of has ever experienced one success after another without defeats, failures, disappointments, and frustrations galore along the way. Learning to overcome those times of agony is what separates the winners from the losers.

G. Kingsley Ward

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.

Larry Page

I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.

Larry Page

A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses.

A loser doesn't know what he'll do if he loses, but talks about what he'll do if he wins, and a winner doesn't talk about what he'll do if he wins, but knows what he'll do if he loses.

The tennis ball doesn't know how old I am. The ball doesn't know if I'm a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.

Martina Navratilova

The tennis ball doesn't know how old I am. The ball doesn't know if I'm a man or a woman or if I come from a communist country or not. Sport has always broken down these barriers.

Martina Navratilova

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.

Charles Bukowski
the next black actor or actress selected won't know if it's because of their ability and performance or if they're just a token.
these systems will enable companies to know with certainty that the minerals they are buying are conflict-free.
we're coming into this game ready to play smash-mouth because we know that's the type of game it's going to be.
I'm not going to become a hoochie or anything, but I don't know if I'm going to wait for a ring on my finger.
clients must know what their options are, including McKenzie friends, mediation, barristers, and solicitors.
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How to say know in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (VERB)weet, ken, geweet
Arabic (VERB)أعرف, تعرف, أعلم, نعرف, تعلم, تعرفين, يعرفون, يعرف, معرفة, نعلم, تعلمين
Bangla জানি
Bosnian (Latin) Znam
Bulgarian (VERB)знам, знаете, знаят, знаем, зная, знае, знаеш, познават, запознаят, знаех, разберете
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (VERB)saber, sap, conèixer, saben, sé, sabem, sàpiga, saps, sabia, conegui
Chinese Simplified 知道
Chinese Traditional 知道
Croatian (VERB)znam, znati, znaš, znaju, znamo, znate, znali, poznajem, znao, zna, saznati
Czech (VERB)vědět, vím, znát, vědí, víte, víme, vŘdŘt, víš, věděl, ví, nevím
Danish (VERB)vide, kender, ved, Kend
Dutch (VERB)weten, weet, kennen, kent, ken, bekend
Estonian (VERB)tea, tean, tead, teada, teame, teavad, teadma, teate, teadnud, teab, tunne
Fijian kila
Filipino Alam
Finnish (VERB)tietää, tiedä, osata, tuntemaan, tiennyt, tunne
French (VERB)sais, connais, vois
German (VERB)wissen, weiß, kennen, erfahren, bekannt
Greek (VERB)γνωρίζουν, ξέρω, ξέρετε, ξέρουν, ξέρει, μάθω, ξέρτε, ήξερα, μάθετε, ενημερώσετε, γνωστό
Haitian Creole konnen
Hebrew (VERB)יודע, יודעת, יודעים, מכיר, לדעת, מכירה, מכירים, ידע, מבין
Hindi (VERB)पता, जानते, जानता हूँ कि, जानता हूँ, जानने, पता चला
Hmong Daw paub
Hungarian (VERB)tudom, tudja, tudni, tudjuk, tud, ismeri, tudod, megismerjék, tudtam
Icelandic (VERB)vita, veit, veist, þekki, vitum, vitið, þekkja
Indonesian (VERB)tahu, mengetahui, ketahui, kenal, tau
Italian (VERB)sapere, so, conoscere, sai, sa, sappiamo, sanno, sapete, sapevo, capire
Japanese (VERB)知っている, 知る, 知ら, 知って, 知り, わから, か分から, 知っておく, 知っ, わかり
Kiswahili (VERB)kujua, kumjua, najua, tunajua, wanajua, wajue, ujue, tujue, kufahamu, jua
Klingon Sov
Korean (VERB)알고, 알아, 아는, 알, 알지, 안다, 알다시피, 알게, 알기, 잘 알고, 해야할지
Latvian (VERB)zināt, zinu, zini, uzzināt, pazīstu, jāzina, nezinu
Lithuanian (VERB)žinoti, žinau, nežinote, ώinoti, pažinti, ˛inoti
Malagasy mahafantatra
Malay (Latin) (VERB)tahu, mengetahui, Kenali, Ketahui
Maltese (VERB)tagħraf, taf
Norwegian Bokmål vet
Persian (VERB)بدانید, دانم, دانید, دانستن, بدانند, دانند, میدانیم, دانیم, بدانم, اطلاع
Polish (VERB)wiedzieć, wiem, znać, wie, wiesz, znam, znaæ, poznać, wiadomo, zna, dowiedzieć się
Portuguese (VERB)sei, saber, sabe, conheço, sabem, sabia, sabes, saiba, soubesse
Querétaro Otomi Saber
Romanian (VERB)ştiu, ştiţi, ştii, ştie, şti, cunosc, cunoaşte, ştim, anunţaţi, spuneţi, aflaţi
Russian (VERB)знаю, узнать, известно, понимаю, ноу
Samoan iloa
Serbian (Cyrillic) Знам
Serbian (Latin) Znam
Slovak (VERB)vedieť, viem, poznať, viete, vím, neviem, vedeli, spoznať, vie, dozvedieť
Slovenian (VERB)vem, vedeli, vedeti, vedo, veš, znanje, vemo, veste, ve, poznajo, spoznali
Spanish (VERB)sabe, conocéis, se
Swedish (VERB)vet, veta, känner, känna
Tahitian Ua ite
Tamil (VERB)அறிய
Telugu సంగతి తెలిసిందే
Thai (VERB)รู้, ทราบ, ทราบ ว่า, รู้จัก
Tongan 'ilo
Turkish (VERB)biliyor, olduğunu biliyorum, tanı, anlar, farkında, tanımı, öğrenmek, haberi
Ukrainian (VERB)знаю, знати, знаєте, знаємо, знають, знає, знали, дізнатися, відомо, знав
Urdu (VERB)جانتے, معلوم, جانتا, جاننے, پتہ, جاننا, جانتی, علم, واقف, جان
Vietnamese (VERB)biết, hiểu
Welsh (VERB)gwybod, wybod, gwyddom, gwyr, adnabod, wyddoch, wn, wyr, ymwybodol, gyfarwydd
Yucatec Maya Ojel
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