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British pronunciation/nˈə‌ʊ/
American pronunciation/ˈnoʊ/
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to have some information about something

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to know definition and meaning
1.1

to be completely certain about something

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I know for a fact that I left my keys on the kitchen counter.
She knew something was wrong when she saw the empty cookie jar.
He knew deep down that he would regret it if he didn't take the job offer.
I don't know if I'm ready to commit to a long-term relationship.
I know I put my phone charger in my backpack, but I can't find it now.
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to be acquainted or familiar with a person, thing, place, etc.

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to have learned something such as a skill and be able to use it

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He knows how to ride a bike.
Do you know how to swim?
Do they know how to fix a flat tire?
She knows how to play the guitar, and often performs at local coffee shops.
She knows how to speak French, and loves to practice with native speakers.
2.2

to have experience of something, especially a certain feeling or situation

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They know the thrill of victory after winning the championship game in overtime.
He knows the pain of loss after his grandmother passed away last year.
She knows the feeling of defeat all too well after years of struggling with her anxiety disorder.
I've never known her to be late before, she's always very punctual.
They've never known the weather to be so unpredictable this time of year, it's been raining on and off for weeks.
2.3

to perceive someone or something as a person or thing with particular qualities

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The beach is known for its crystal-clear water and pristine white sand.
They know the mountain as a challenging and rewarding hike with breathtaking views.
She's known as a caring and compassionate nurse who always puts her patients first.
He's known as a charismatic and inspiring speaker who always leaves a lasting impression.
2.4

to be able to distinguish a particular person or thing from another

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She knows her sister's handwriting from anyone else's.
They know how to tell the difference between different types of tea just by the scent and taste.
I hope she knows the difference between healthy and unhealthy food choices.
2.5

to be able to identify a particular person or thing

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I know that book anywhere - it's my favorite.
She knows the scent of her favorite perfume, and can recognize it even if someone else is wearing it.
I know the sound of his footsteps, and can tell when he's coming up the stairs.
I couldn't see her face in the dark, but I knew it was my sister from her laugh.
2.6

to use a specific title or name for people or things

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John Allen Hendrix was better known by his stage name 'Jimi' Hendrix.
The band was previously known as 'The Quarrymen' before they changed their name to 'The Beatles'.
The musician Farrokh Bulsara was better known as 'Freddie Mercury' when he performed with the band Queen.
The city was once known as 'New Amsterdam' before it was renamed 'New York'.
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to have sex with someone

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the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people

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I know the answer to that question.
Do you know where the nearest gas station is?
He knows that he made a mistake and apologizes for it.
He knows how to play the piano.
He knows that he needs to study more for the exam.
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