Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To know or be aware of.
  • v. To select a pattern of information and assign it as an entity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To know or perceive; to recognize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make an object of cognition or thought; perceive; become conscious of; know. Also spelled cognise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about

Etymologies

From Latin cognōscō ("know"), from con ("with") + gnōscō ("know"). (Wiktionary)

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