2. Describing the beginning of a situation or relationship: Shawn started his new job on Monday and was very pleased with his new boss.
Adam and Eve knew there was a new gnu at the zoo before they went.
Trina saw the antelope that was recently born in the zoo; and she wishes she knew if that new gnu with the Greek name of Nu will like its new home.
2. To believe firmly in the truth or having certainty of something: Thomas knows that he did the right thing when he decided to go to the fitness studio to improve his physical condition.
3. To be, or to become, aware of a matter: Adriana finally knows that these vocabulary exercises really help her language skills.
4. To have a thorough understanding of something through experience or study: Sam is known by his neighbors as a quiet and friendly person and the people where he works have a similar viewpoint about his cooperation and achievements.
5. To be acquainted, associated, or familiar with someone or some material: So many people, including Irene, know more and more about words as they continue to learn about the vocabulary that comes from Latin and Greek origins.
6. To be able to perceive the differences, or distinctions, between an entity or people: Marjory knows that it hasn't been easy to be a computer technician, but she is becoming more confident about her skills as she produces programs that are more efficient and successful in their applications.
7. To recognize someone, or an object, by a distinguishing characteristic or an attribute: Jane asked Mark, "How will you know who Lucinda is?"
Mark responded by saying, "Well, she said that she will be wearing a bright-blue sweater."8. Often identified by another name: Samuel L. Clemens was better known as Mark Twain.