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.
"No, Jim, I'm not wrong, you are!"
Fay said, "I know no better way to study Noh theater than to go to Japan."
2. To cause or to appear to be in existence: Angelia was able to realize her characters in her book through careful descriptions.
3. To be completely aware of a situation: Joseph seemed to realize the danger he was facing by choosing to cross the desert by night.
2. To be convinced or aware of the truth about something: After reading the budget report, Jim feels that he will know what the real situation is at the company.
3. To have a straightforward, practical understanding of a problem at hand: Frieda will know how to bake bread as soon as she tries her mother's recipe.
Shanna, do you realize that we know just about nothing when it comes to international finances?
2. Caveat emptor, quia ignorare non debuit quod jus alienum emit or "Let a purchaser beware, for he ought not to be ignorant of the nature of the property which he is buying from another party."
The well-known shorter version, Caveat Emptor applies to the purchase of land and goods, with certain restrictions, both as to the title and quality of the thing sold. Out of the legal sphere and as a non-legalistic usage, the phrase is used as a warning to a buyer regarding any articles of doubtful quality offered for sale.
This legal terminology means, the purchaser (buyer), not the seller, is responsible for protecting the purchaser (himself or herself) in the transaction. Caveat emptor is the opposite of caveat venditor.3. Under caveat venditor, the seller is assumed to be more sophisticated than the purchaser and so must bear responsibility for protecting the unwary purchaser.
The purchaser, emptor, is a child who must be protected against his or her own mistakes, while the seller, venditor, is the big, bad wolf lying in waiting for Little Red Riding Hood. So while the two rules struggle for preeminence, attorneys gleefully watchand litigate."4. Cave canem means, "Beware the dog". This was used in Roman times and may be seen even now on some gates in Europe. Would anyone be warned sufficiently in the United States if he or she saw this sign on a gate?
5. Cave quid dicis, quando, et cui strongly suggests, "Beware what you say, when, and to whom."
This is certainly good advice for all of us; especially, when writing e-mails or on social websites.
Recent studies have shown that e-mail messages may stay recorded somewhere for years and be available for others to read long after we thought they no longer existed.
A case in point is Bill Gates, whose videotaped deposition for the federal trial in the United States revealed that he couldn't remember sending an e-mail about Microsoft's plans to use Apple Computer to "undermine Sun".
Reading about, "The Tale of the Gates Tapes" in the November 16, 1998, issue of Time, the writer Adam Cohen, wrote, "At a key point in his war against archrival Sun Microsystems, Gates fired off an e-mail about Microsoft's plans to use Apple Computer to 'undermine Sun', but now he can't remember sending the message and has no idea what he could have meant by it."
"Trouble was, it was a difficult line to swallow. Gates as a fuzzy-headed amnesiac? This is the man revered even by the geniuses who roam Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, campus for his awesome 'bandwidth' (geekspeak for intelligence)."