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Synonyms of know in English:


  • 1 she doesn't know I'm here
    be aware, realize, be conscious, have knowledge, be informed, have information;
    notice, perceive, see, sense, recognize, understand, appreciate
    informal savvy, latch on to something
  • 2 I would write to him if I knew his address
    have knowledge of, be aware of, be cognizant of, be informed of, be apprised of
  • 3 he asked whether I knew French they know the game
    be familiar with, be conversant with, be acquainted with, have knowledge of, be versed in, be knowledgeable about, have mastered, have a grasp of, grasp, understand, comprehend, apprehend;
    have learned, have memorized, have learned by heart
    informal be clued up on, have something taped
  • 4 I don't know many people here we know him well
    be acquainted with, have met, be familiar with;
    be friends with, be friendly with, be on good terms with, be close to, be intimate with, socialize with, associate with, have dealings with;
    understand, have insight into, be in sympathy with, empathize with;
    Scottish  ken
    informal be thick with
  • 5 a man who had known better times
    experience, have experience of, go through, undergo, live through, meet, meet with, encounter, taste
  • 6 my brothers don't know a saucepan from a frying pan
    distinguish, tell apart, differentiate, tell, tell which is which, discriminate;
    recognize, pick out, identify, make out, discern, see
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