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knowing

adjective

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1 having inside information
  • exchanged a knowing look with her business partner during the sales presentation

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4 decided on as a result of careful thought
  • with knowing equivocation, the witness responded to the question without really answering it

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knowing

verb
present participle of know

Synonyms & Antonyms of knowing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to have a practical understanding of
  • a career diplomat who knows several languages
  • a fan who really knows baseball

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2 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
  • knows full well how nerve-racking it can be to speak in public

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The first known use of knowing was in the 14th century

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“Knowing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/knowing. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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