know [-est, -ing, -s, -'st, knew, knewest, known] v

OE cnáwan.

  1. Exist; live; have being; have consciousness.
  2. Feel acquainted with; feel familiar with through information, experience, or report.
  3. Choose; favor; take an interest in.
  4. Perceive as real; see the reality of; visually recognize the truth of; grasp through eyesight; [fig.] believe; have evidence of; receive a witness of.
  5. Be able; have the skill; be versed in; master through instruction, study, or practice.
  6. Recognize; identify; remember; be able to distinguish.
  7. Fully believe; have perfect faith; have complete assurance; have satisfactory evidence.
  8. Experience; encounter; partake of.
  9. Hear; realize; be cognizant; be apprised of; become aware of through observation, inquiry, experience, information.
  10. Possess; have; own.
  11. Distinguish; tell from another.
  12. Disclose; reveal; make manifest.