Synonyms of knowing


1. knowing, higher cognitive process

usage: a clear and certain mental apprehension


1. know, cognize, cognise

usage: be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time"

2. know

usage: know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?"

3. know

usage: be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; "I know that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun"

4. know

usage: be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; "She doesn't know this composer"; "Do you know my sister?"; "We know this movie"; "I know him under a different name"; "This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily"

5. know, experience, live, experience, see, go through

usage: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"

6. acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know, accept

usage: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods"

7. know

usage: have fixed in the mind; "I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?"

8. sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk, copulate, mate, pair, couple

usage: have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

9. know, recognize, recognise, realize, realise, agnize, agnise

usage: know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off"

10. know, distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart

usage: be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong"

11. know, remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think

usage: perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"


1. knowing, wise(predicate), wise to(predicate), informed (vs. uninformed)

usage: evidencing the possession of inside information

2. intentional, knowing, intended (vs. unintended)

usage: characterized by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"

3. knowledgeable, knowing, informed (vs. uninformed)

usage: alert and fully informed; "a knowing collector of rare books"; "surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on"

4. knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-read, educated (vs. uneducated)

usage: highly educated; having extensive information or understanding; "knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"

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Definition and meaning of knowing (Dictionary)