Know is a pretty easy word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand know (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use know in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of know, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of know, followed by 31 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
EXAMPLES - Know in a Sentence
- I don't know _any thing_; or, I _know_ nothing, &c. (source)
- The promoters of the term know that as well as anyone. (source)
- She let the word know trail off into a little puff of air. (source)
- 'It was with joy that I told my wife, "O, now I know, _I know_!" (source)
- "Oh, Kobuk, darling, I know -- I _know_ --" the girl's voice broke. (source)
- I do not by any means censure Dinah for what she may know, if _know_ she does. (source)
- "I didn't know him then -- I didn't _know_ him!" she said, in piteous low moan. (source)
- Which anyone with a fully functioning brain know is a far cry from guaranteed HEALTH care. (source)
- I did not know -- nor * did anyone in this office know* that call screening was now available. (source)
- We don't know because we don't want to know 'which passes for visionary in America circa 2009. (source)
- I do know that those who say there will be no more warming are flying in the face of what we *know*. (source)
- I don't know the whole system of native rights * yah yah Donna I know* is different here. plainsfeminist (source)
- "It is stormy to-night, and it may storm to-morrow, but when it clears, I know, oh, I just _know_ the ship will come in." (source)
- Therefore, if I know that you don't know what I _know_ you don't know, it's very plain to be seen that either you or I know very little. (source)
- We should train them, educate them, teach them to think, see that they _know_ something -- know it exactly, with no blurred edges, no fogs. (source)
- What i'm doin know is waitin for the movie TWILIGHT now and later gonna read all 4 books a zillion times!!! bwaybaby30 (8/12/2008 2: 18: 16 PM) (source)
- The inner thoughts of the two babies may be hidden from me (I accept the punishment), but I know -- I _know_ what the two mothers are thinking of. (source)
- "They know they know" their business; so when they secure opportunities to demonstrate their capabilities, they emphasize too much what they _know_. (source)
- She must use excellent English, must know how to dress quietly and suitably, and must not only _know how_ to keep herself in the background of family life, but must be (source)
- If he did not in an unqualified sense of the term know the existence of this triangle, how could he know without qualification that its angles were equal to two right angles? (source)
- In blocking, you know something and _know_ that you know it -- it's on the tip of your tongue -- but you just can't quite find it because the memory is temporarily inaccessible. (source)
- RSS for those of you who don't know is short for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication and allows users to subscribe to a blog and receive notification when new posts arrive. (source)
- "I know how terribly you must be feeling about this," she began in her carefully modulated voice, "but I want to assure you that I _know_ Mr. Camden will rebuild the library for you if --" (source)
- See, I'm told by a transexual I know online that sudden injections of hormones can make you go all OTT emotionally, but I get the feeling most people writing mpreg don't *know* that and are just over-compemsating. (source)
- I understand the attraction to d*land and the people you meet on here ... you know them, but you don't * know* them, and you don't have to deal with them day to day after they read the most embarassing details of your life. (source)
- I have known her since she was a baby, Trent, and I know -- you understand, I think, that I do not employ that word lightly -- I _know_ that she is as amiable and honorable a woman, to say nothing of her other good gifts, as any man could wish. (source)
- Humph! Yes, been too long away from home; for I know (mind you, _know_) that I saw the white of that ruff, the shadowy sweep of a cloak, as something turned its back and moved up the path under the pointed arch of bamboos, and was gone slowly in the blackness. (source)
- If I know that all Greeks are men and that Socrates was a man, and I infer that Socrates was a Greek, I cannot be said to _know_ that Socrates was a Greek, because, although my premisses and my conclusion are true, the conclusion does not follow from the premisses. (source)
- The same thing holds true of the foreman in a factory, and both baseball captain and factory foreman must not only know every detail of the work done under them, but must _know that they know it_, and must feel confident of being able to cause those working under them to carry it on as they conceive it. (source)
- I am in love, have been for some time now, and i know from my balls to my bones that it is love without a fraction of a doubht. * i am not sure on her feelings towards me, for i haven't really let her know* But if true love were possible, wouldn't that mean the person i am in love with would have to be in love with me? (source)
- To have some unpretentious knowledge of what is said and thought concerning Holy Scripture, to know at least something about Modernism and other phases of current opinion is necessary, without making a study of their subtilties, for the most insecure attitude of mind for girls is to _think they know_, in these difficult questions, and the best safeguard both of their faith and good sense is intellectual modesty. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 31 example sentences provided below is 75.0, which suggests that "know" is a fairly easy word that is likely to be understood by a majority of English-speaking individuals.
We have 38 synonyms for know.
apperceive, appreciate, apprehend, be acquainted, be cognizant, be conversant in, be informed, be learned, be master of, be read, be schooled, be versed, cognize, comprehend, differentiate, discern, discriminate, distinguish, experience, fathom, feel certain, get the idea, grasp, have, have down pat, have information, have knowledge of, keep up on, ken, learn, notice, on top of, perceive, prize, realize, recognize, see, undergo
We have 11 antonyms for know.
be ignorant, confuse, forget, ignore, misinterpret, miss, misunderstand, mix up, neglect, not get, overlook
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of know from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To perceive directly; grasp in the mind with clarity or certainty.
- (verb-transitive) To regard as true beyond doubt: I know she won't fail.
- (verb-transitive) To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in: knows how to cook.
- (verb-transitive) To have fixed in the mind: knows her Latin verbs.
- (verb-transitive) To have experience of: "a black stubble that had known no razor” ( William Faulkner).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To be certain or sure about.
- (verb) To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.
- (verb) To have knowledge of; to have memorised information, data, or facts about.
- (verb) To understand (a subject).
- (verb) To be informed about.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Knee.
- (verb-transitive) To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of.
- (verb-transitive) To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of.
- (verb-transitive) To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of
- (verb-transitive) To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To Perceive or understand as being fact or truth; have a clear or distinct perception or apprehension of; understand or comprehend clearly and fully; be conscious of perceiving truly.
- (None) In a general sense, to have definite information or intelligence about; be acquainted with, either through the report of others or through personal ascertainment, observation, experience, or intercourse: as, to know American history; he knows the city thoroughly.
- (None) To recognize after some absence or change; recall to the mind or perception; revive prior knowledge of: as, he was so changed that you would hardly know him.
- (None) To recognize in contrast or comparison; distinguish by means of previous acquaintance or information: as, to know one man from another; we know a fixed star from a planet by its twinkling; to know the right way.
- (None) To understand from experience or attainment; comprehend as to manner or method: with how before an infinitive: as, to know how to make something.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
- (verb) accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority
- (verb) be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
- (verb) be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt
- (verb) have sexual intercourse with