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Synonyms and Antonyms of know

  1. 1 to have a practical understanding of <a career diplomat who knows several languages> Synonyms comprehend, grasp, understand Related Words appreciate, apprehend, cognize, fathom, follow, ken [chiefly Scottish], perceive, savvy; have, possess; catch on (to), pick up Near Antonyms misapprehend, misconceive, misinterpret, misknow, misperceive, misunderstand

  2. 2 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it <a gripping news story about orphans who have come to know full well the horrors of war> Synonyms endure, feel, have, experience, pass, see, suffer, sustain, taste, undergo, witnessRelated Words encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest

  3. 3 to have a clear idea of <I think I know what you're trying to say> Synonyms appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, grok, intuit, comprehend, make, make out, perceive, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understandRelated Words absorb, digest, take in; realize; fathom, penetrate, pierceNear Antonyms misapprehend, misconceive, misconstrue, misinterpret, misperceive, misread, mistake, misunderstandAntonyms miss

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