from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to understand the manner, way, or means; to have requisite information, intelligence, or sagacity. How is sometimes omitted.


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  • She specifically wanted to know how she could help advance the integration of consciousness-based therapies.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • The council would need to know how many additional births would be averted6 by the new program and how it would benefit the economy.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • You need to know how to find the properties with the “right things wrong with them,” as Albert Lowry, another fix-up expert, says.

    Creating Wealth

  • But an underdrilled immune system may result in too few key immune cells becoming educated enough to know how to recognize and fight back against different attacks in an effective manner.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Both sports fans and nonfans alike wanted to know how Lance was doing on the Tour.


  • Regapisk, indisputably Lord, had endured, trying not to know how easily death could take him.

    Burning Tower

  • At our last Perm-Five-plus-Japan meeting, Oshima had said he wanted to know how Russia and China would vote if we accepted the “special responsibility” compromise language we had been discussing.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • We know this because a psychologist named Toni Bisconti, now at the University of Akron in Ohio, realized that while researchers had looked at grief both cross-sectionally and longitudinally, no one had actually measured it frequently enough to know how it unfolded in real time.

    The Truth About Grief

  • “When you say, ‘I can cut out twenty-five percent of your phone calls,’ they just want to know how fast you can do it and what it will cost,” Rhoney noted.


  • Weve had enough bad trips to know how fortunate wed been during that summer, how many thingsHarold, the house, our health, the string of sunny dayshad gone right.

    The Italian Summer


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