to the best of one's knowledge

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of to the best of one's knowledge

1 used to say that a person thinks something is true but that there may be something he or she does not know which makes it untrue
  • To the best of his knowledge, no one had called all morning.
2 : as truthfully as possible
  • I answered their questions to the best of my knowledge.

Word by Word Definitions

best play
  1. : superlative of good

  2. : excelling all others

  3. : most productive of good : offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction

  1. : superlative of well

  2. : in the best (see 1best) way : to greatest advantage

  3. : most

  1. : the best (see 1best) state or part

  2. : one that is best

  3. : the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. : to get the better of : outdo

  1. : had best (see 2best 1)

knowledge play
  1. : the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association

  2. : acquaintance with or understanding of a science, art, or technique

  3. : the fact or condition of being aware of something


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