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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knew  \Knew\,  imp. 
  of  {Know}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Know  \Know\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Knew};  p.  p.  {Known};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Knowing}.]  [OE.  knowen,  knawen,  AS  cn["a]wan;  akin  to  OHG. 
  chn["a]an  (in  comp.),  Icel.  kn["a]  to  be  able,  Russ,  znate  to 
  know  L.  gnoscere  noscere  Gr  ?,  Skr.  jn?;  fr  the  root  of 
  E.  can,  v.  i.,  ken.  (?).  See  {Ken},  {Can}  to  be  able,  and  cf 
  {Acquaint},  {Cognition},  {Gnome},  {Ignore},  {Noble},  {Note}.] 
  1.  To  perceive  or  apprehend  clearly  and  certainly;  to 
  understand;  to  have  full  information  of  as  to  know  one's 
  duty. 
 
  O,  that  a  man  might  know  The  end  of  this  day's 
  business  ere  it  come!  --Shak. 
 
  There  is  a  certainty  in  the  proposition,  and  we  know 
  it  --Dryden. 
 
  Know  how  sublime  a  thing  it  is  To  suffer  and  be 
  strong.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  To  be  convinced  of  the  truth  of  to  be  fully  assured  of 
  as  to  know  things  from  information. 
 
  3.  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  as  to  know  an  author;  to  know  the 
  rules  of  an  organization. 
 
  He  hath  made  him  to  be  sin  for  us  who  knew  no  sin. 
  --2  Cor.  v. 
  21. 
 
  Not  to  know  me  argues  yourselves  unknown.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  recognize;  to  distinguish;  to  discern  the  character  of 
  as  to  know  a  person's  face  or  figure. 
 
  Ye  shall  know  them  by  their  fruits.  --Matt.  vil. 
  16. 
 
  And  their  eyes  were  opened,  and  they  knew  him 
  --Luke  xxiv. 
  31. 
 
  To  know  Faithful  friend  from  flattering  foe.  --Shak. 
 
  At  nearer  view  he  thought  he  knew  the  dead. 
  --Flatman. 
 
  5.  To  have  sexual  commerce  with 
 
  And  Adam  knew  Eve  his  wife.  --Gen.  iv  1. 
 
  Note:  Know  is  often  followed  by  an  objective  and  an 
  infinitive  (with  or  without  to)  or  a  participle,  a 
  dependent  sentence,  etc 
 
  And  I  knew  that  thou  hearest  me  always  --John 
  xi  42. 
 
  The  monk  he  instantly  knew  to  be  the  prior.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  In  other  hands  I  have  known  money  do  good. 
  --Dickens. 
 
  {To  know  how},  to  understand  the  manner,  way  or  means  to 
  have  requisite  information,  intelligence,  or  sagacity.  How 
  is  sometimes  omitted.  ``  If  we  fear  to  die,  or  know  not  to 
  be  patient.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 




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