know (someone)

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know (someone)

To have a familiarity with someone; to know who someone is. Such familiarity can range from close friendship to having only met someone once. Oh yeah, I know Mr. Meyers, he used to be my neighbor. He knew Vanessa long before she became a famous singer.
See also: know
References in classic literature ?
I knew him at once, because I happened to have watched him make his hundred at Lord's only the day before.
Many saw him, all knew him, but few and cold were the greetings he received.
Also, he was afraid of Karduk, for he knew him for no true man.
I never knew him myself; I only heard of him; but there was a something in his conduct then, with regard to my father and sister, and afterwards in the circumstances of his marriage, which I never could quite reconcile with present times.
I knew, I knew, I knew him, And I knew that he knew me, So I think I'd better tell you, Who Manuel is to me.
He was one of the persons who read there, but I knew him before then.
The people who were his colleagues, and other people who knew him, not immediate family, always called him Lane.
Whether we knew him from his horror movies of the 60's or met him later as host of the PBS series Mystery
She discounts the pair's accusations that Gaither had made unwanted sexual advances, stressing that in all the years she knew him she never saw him come on to anybody.