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Think vs. Know

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Thinkverb

(transitive) To ponder, to go over in one's head.

‘Idly, the detective thought what his next move should be.’;

Knowverb

(transitive) To perceive the truth or factuality of; to be certain of or that.

‘I know that I’m right and you’re wrong.’; ‘He knew something terrible was going to happen.’;

Thinkverb

(intransitive) To communicate to oneself in one's mind, to try to find a solution to a problem.

‘I thought for three hours about the problem and still couldn’t find the solution.’;

Knowverb

(transitive) To be aware of; to be cognizant of.

‘Did you know Michelle and Jack were getting divorced? ― Yes, I knew.’; ‘She knows where I live.’; ‘I knew he was upset, but I didn't understand why.’;

Thinkverb

(intransitive) To conceive of something or someone (usually followed by of; infrequently, by on).

‘I tend to think of her as rather ugly.’;

Knowverb

(transitive) To be acquainted or familiar with; to have encountered.

‘I know your mother, but I’ve never met your father.’;

Thinkverb

(transitive) To be of opinion (that); to consider, judge, regard, or look upon (something) as.

‘At the time I thought his adamant refusal to give in right.’; ‘I hope you won’t think me stupid if I ask you what that means.’; ‘I think she is pretty, contrary to most people.’;

Knowverb

(transitive) To experience.

‘Their relationship knew ups and downs.’;

Thinkverb

(transitive) To guess; to reckon.

‘I think she’ll pass the examination.’;

Knowverb

(transitive) To be able to distinguish, to discern, particularly by contrast or comparison; to recognize the nature of.

‘to know a person's face or figure’; ‘to know right from wrong’; ‘I wouldn't know one from the other.’;

Thinkverb

To plan; to be considering; to be of a mind (to do something).

Knowverb

(transitive) To recognize as the same (as someone or something previously encountered) after an absence or change.

Thinkverb

To presume; to venture.

Knowverb

To understand or have a grasp of through experience or study.

‘Let me do it. I know how it works.’; ‘She knows how to swim.’; ‘His mother tongue is Italian, but he also knows French and English.’; ‘She knows chemistry better than anybody else.’; ‘Know your enemy and know yourself.’;

Thinkverb

To seem, to appear.

Knowverb

To have sexual relations with.

Thinknoun

An act of thinking; consideration (of something).

‘I'll have a think about that and let you know.’;

Knowverb

(intransitive) To have knowledge; to have information, be informed.

‘It is vital that he not know.’; ‘She knew of our plan.’; ‘He knows about 19th century politics.’;

Thinkverb

To seem or appear; - used chiefly in the expressions methinketh or methinks, and methought.

Knowverb

(intransitive) To be or become aware or cognizant.

‘Did you know Michelle and Jack were getting divorced? ― Yes, I knew.’;

Thinkverb

To employ any of the intellectual powers except that of simple perception through the senses; to exercise the higher intellectual faculties.

‘For that I amI know, because I think.’;

Knowverb

To be acquainted (with another person).

Thinkverb

To call anything to mind; to remember; as, I would have sent the books, but I did not think of it.

‘Well thought upon; I have it here.’;

Knowverb

(transitive) To be able to play or perform (a song or other piece of music).

‘Do you know "Blueberry Hill"?’;

Thinkverb

To reflect upon any subject; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to consider; to deliberate.

‘And when he thought thereon, he wept.’; ‘He thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?’;

Knownoun

(rare) Knowledge; the state of knowing.

Thinkverb

To form an opinion by reasoning; to judge; to conclude; to believe; as, I think it will rain to-morrow.

‘Let them marry to whom they think best.’;

Knownoun

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Thinkverb

To purpose; to intend; to design; to mean.

‘I thought to promote thee unto great honor.’; ‘Thou thought'st to help me.’;

Knowverb

To perceive or apprehend clearly and certainly; to understand; to have full information of; as, to know one's duty.

‘O, that a man might knowThe end of this day's business ere it come!’; ‘There is a certainty in the proposition, and we know it.’; ‘Know how sublime a thing it isTo suffer and be strong.’;

Thinkverb

To presume; to venture.

‘Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father.’;

Knowverb

To be convinced of the truth of; to be fully assured of; as, to know things from information.

Thinkverb

To conceive; to imagine.

‘Charity . . . thinketh no evil.’;

Knowverb

To be acquainted with; to be no stranger to; to be more or less familiar with the person, character, etc., of; to possess experience of; as, to know an author; to know the rules of an organization.

‘He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin.’; ‘Not to know me argues yourselves unknown.’;

Thinkverb

To plan or design; to plot; to compass.

‘So little womanhoodAnd natural goodness, as to think the deathOf her own son.’;

Knowverb

To recognize; to distinguish; to discern the character of; as, to know a person's face or figure.

‘Ye shall know them by their fruits.’; ‘And their eyes were opened, and they knew him.’; ‘To knowFaithful friend from flattering foe.’; ‘At nearer view he thought he knew the dead.’;

Thinkverb

To believe; to consider; to esteem.

‘Nor think superfluous other's aid.’;

Knowverb

To have sexual intercourse with.

‘And Adam knew Eve his wife.’; ‘And I knew that thou hearest me always.’; ‘The monk he instantly knew to be the prior.’; ‘In other hands I have known money do good.’;

Thinknoun

Act of thinking; a thought.

Knowverb

To have knowledge; to have a clear and certain perception; to possess wisdom, instruction, or information; - often with of.

‘Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.’; ‘If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.’; ‘The peasant folklore of Europe still knows of willows that bleed and weep and speak when hewn.’;

Thinknoun

an instance of deliberate thinking;

‘I need to give it a good think’;

Knowverb

To be assured; to feel confident.

Thinkverb

judge or regard; look upon; judge;

‘I think he is very smart’; ‘I believe her to be very smart’; ‘I think that he is her boyfriend’; ‘The racist conceives such people to be inferior’;

Knowverb

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

‘I know that the President lied to the people’; ‘I want to know who is winning the game!’; ‘I know it's time’;

Thinkverb

expect, believe, or suppose;

‘I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel’; ‘I thought to find her in a bad state’; ‘he didn't think to find her in the kitchen’; ‘I guess she is angry at me for standing her up’;

Knowverb

know how to do or perform something;

‘She knows how to knit’; ‘Does your husband know how to cook?’;

Thinkverb

use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments;

‘I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere’;

Knowverb

be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt;

‘I know that I left the key on the table’; ‘Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun’;

Thinkverb

recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection;

‘I can't remember saying any such thing’; ‘I can't think what her last name was’; ‘can you remember her phone number?’; ‘Do you remember that he once loved you?’; ‘call up memories’;

Knowverb

be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object;

‘She doesn't know this composer’; ‘Do you know my sister?’; ‘We know this movie’; ‘I know him under a different name’; ‘This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily’;

Thinkverb

imagine or visualize;

‘Just think--you could be rich one day!’; ‘Think what a scene it must have been!’;

Knowverb

have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations;

‘I know the feeling!’; ‘have you ever known hunger?’; ‘I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict’; ‘The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare’; ‘I lived through two divorces’;

Thinkverb

focus one's attention on a certain state;

‘Think big’; ‘think thin’;

Knowverb

accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority;

‘The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne’; ‘We do not recognize your gods’;

Thinkverb

have in mind as a purpose;

‘I mean no harm’; ‘I only meant to help you’; ‘She didn't think to harm me’; ‘We thought to return early that night’;

Knowverb

have fixed in the mind;

‘I know Latin’; ‘This student knows her irregular verbs’; ‘Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?’;

Thinkverb

decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting;

‘Can you think what to do next?’;

Knowverb

have sexual intercourse with;

‘This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm’; ‘Adam knew Eve’; ‘Were you ever intimate with this man?’;

Thinkverb

ponder; reflect on, or reason about;

‘Think the matter through’; ‘Think how hard life in Russia must be these days’;

Knowverb

know the nature or character of;

‘we all knew her as a big show-off’;

Thinkverb

dispose the mind in a certain way;

‘Do you really think so?’;

Knowverb

be able to distinguish, recognize as being different;

‘The child knows right from wrong’;

Thinkverb

have or formulate in the mind;

‘think good thoughts’;

Knowverb

perceive as familiar;

‘I know this voice!’;

Thinkverb

be capable of conscious thought;

‘Man is the only creature that thinks’;

Knowverb

be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information

‘I know what I'm doing’; ‘most people know that CFCs can damage the ozone layer’;

Thinkverb

bring into a given condition by mental preoccupation;

‘She thought herself into a state of panic over the final exam’;

Knowverb

have knowledge or information concerning

‘I would write to him if I knew his address’; ‘I know of one local who shot himself’;

Knowverb

be absolutely certain or sure about something

‘I knew it!’; ‘I just knew it was something I wanted to do’;

Knowverb

have developed a relationship with (someone) through meeting and spending time with them; be familiar or friendly with

‘he knew and respected Laura’;

Knowverb

have a good command of (a subject or language).

Knowverb

recognize (someone or something)

‘Isabel couldn't hear the words clearly but she knew the voice’;

Knowverb

be familiar or acquainted with (something)

‘a little restaurant she knew near Leicester Square’;

Knowverb

have personal experience of (an emotion or situation)

‘a man who had known better times’;

Knowverb

regard or perceive as having a specified characteristic

‘the loch is known as a dangerous area for swimming’;

Knowverb

give (someone or something) a particular name or title

‘the doctor was universally known as ‘Hubert’’;

Knowverb

be able to distinguish one person or thing from (another)

‘you are convinced you know your own baby from any other in the world’;

Knowverb

have sexual intercourse with (someone).

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