Definición de know in Inglés knowPronunciación: /nəʊ/Traducir know | al francés | al alemán | al italiano | al español verb (past knew /njuː/; past participle known /nəʊn/) 1 [with clause] be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information:most people know that CFCs can damage the ozone layer I know what I’m doing [with object] have knowledge or information concerning:I would write to him if I knew his address [no object]:I know of one local who shot himself be absolutely certain or sure about something:I just knew it was something I wanted to do [with object]:I knew it! 2 [with object] have developed a relationship with (someone) through meeting and spending time with them; be familiar or friendly with:he knew and respected Laura have a good command of (a subject or language). recognize (someone or something):Isabel couldn’t hear the words clearly but she knew the voice be familiar or acquainted with (something):a little restaurant she knew near Leicester Square have personal experience of (an emotion or situation):a man who had known better times (usually be known as) regard or perceive as having a specified characteristic:the loch is known as a dangerous area for swimming (usually be known as) give (someone or something) a particular name or title:the doctor was universally known as ‘Hubert’ (know someone/thing from) be able to distinguish one person or thing from (another):you are convinced you know your own baby from any other in the world 3 [with object] archaic have sexual intercourse with (someone). [a Hebraism which has passed into modern languages; compare with German erkennen, French connaître]Phrases and one knows it said to emphasize that someone is well aware of a fact although they might pretend otherwise:that’s nonsense and you know it —— as we know it as is familiar or customary in the present:apocalyptic expectations, envisaging the end of the world as we know it before one knows where one is (or before one knows it) informal with baffling speed. be in the know be aware of something known only to a few people:he had a tip from a friend in the know: the horse was a cert be not to know have no way of being aware of:you weren’t to know he was about to die don't I know it! informal used as an expression of rueful assent or agreement. don't you know informal, dated used to emphasize what one has just said or is about to say:I was, don’t you know, a great motoring enthusiast in those days for all someone knows used to express the limited scope or extent of one’s information:she could be dead for all I know God (or goodness or heaven) knows 1used to emphasize that one does not know something:God knows what else they might find 2used to emphasize the truth of a statement:goodness knows, I haven’t been perfect have been known to do something have occasionally in the past done something: the fans have been known to rain bottles, cans, and seats on players who displease them I know 1I agree:‘It’s not the same without Rosie.’ ‘I know.’ 2 (also I know what) I have a new idea or suggestion:I know what, let’s do it now know something backwards see backwards. know best have better knowledge or more appropriate skills: a mother always knows best where her children are concerned know better than be wise or polite enough to avoid doing a particular thing:you ought to know better than to ask that know someone by sight recognize someone by their appearance without knowing their name or being so well acquainted as to talk to them. know different (or otherwise) be aware of information or evidence to the contrary. know something for a fact be aware of something that is irrefutable or beyond doubt:I know for a fact that he can’t speak a word of Japanese know someone in the biblical sense informal, humorous have sexual intercourse with someone. know no bounds have no limits:their courage knows no bounds know one's own mind be decisive and certain. know one's way around (or about) be familiar with (an area, procedure, or subject). know the ropes have experience of the appropriate procedures. [with reference to ropes used in sailing] know what one likes have fixed or definite tastes, without necessarily having the knowledge or informed opinion to support them: I don’t understand all this modern poetry at all, but I know what I like know what's what informal be experienced and competent in a particular area. know who's who be aware of the identity and status of each person. let it be (or make something) known ensure that people are informed about something, especially via a third party: [with clause]:the Minister let it be known that he was not seeking reappointment not know from nothing North American informal be totally ignorant:she shakes her head while you talk, as if to say you don’t know from nothing not know the first thing about have not the slightest idea about (something): he’s an engineer, doesn’t know the first thing about literature not know that informal used to express one’s doubts about one’s ability to do something:I don’t know that I can sum up my meaning on paper not know what hit one be very shocked or surprised by a sudden attack or event. not know what to do with oneself be at a loss as to know what to do, typically through boredom, embarrassment, or anxiety. not know where (or which way) to look feel great embarrassment and not know how to react. not want to know informal refuse to react or take notice:they just didn’t want to know when I gave my side of the story what does —— know? informal used to indicate that someone knows nothing about the subject in question:what does he know about football, anyway? what do you know (about that)? North American informal used as an expression of surprise. wouldn't you like to know? informal used to express one’s intention to keep something secret despite another’s curiosity:‘You’re loaded, aren’t you, Bella?’ ‘Wouldn’t you like to know?’ you know informal used to indicate that what is being referred to is known to or understood by the listener:when in Rome, you know used as a filler in conversation:oh well, you know, I was wondering if you had any jobs for me you know something (or what)? informal used to indicate that one is going to say something interesting or surprising:You know what? I believed her you never know informal you can never be certain. Derivatives knowable adjective knower noun Origin: Old English cnāwan (earlier gecnāwan) 'recognize, identify', of Germanic origin; from an Indo-European root shared by Latin (g)noscere, Greek gignōskein, also by can1 and kenknow en otros diccionarios Oxford Definición de know en el diccionario de Inglés de EE.UU.