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know

know

 
 
pronunciation:
no
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: knows, knowing, knew, known
definition 1: perceive directly or have information about something in one's mind
I know that it's raining.He knows where they live.Do you know the capital of Brazil?
synonyms:
perceive
similar words:
appreciate, apprehend, comprehend, experience, fathom, follow, grasp, possess, realize, recognize, see, understand, witness
definition 2: to have the skill to be able to (usu. fol. by "how").
Do you know how to ski?
synonyms:
can
similar words:
recall, remember
definition 3: to be sure that; be aware that.
I know that you'll pass the test this time.I know I could be wrong about this.
synonyms:
acknowledge, appreciate, realize, understand
similar words:
perceive
definition 4: to be acquainted with.
He knows some famous people.I know that word, but I don't remember how to spell it.
similar words:
acquaint, associate with, familiarize, recognize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have knowledge, perception, or understanding.
She didn't have to tell me what happened--when I saw her face, I knew.
synonyms:
apprehend, see, understand
antonyms:
conjecture
similar words:
follow, taste
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The words know and no sound alike but have different meanings.
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