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 ?
He knew us by our countenances to be Englishmen, and jabbering to us in his own language, swore we should be tied back to back and thrown into the sea.
Dingaan looked at us and knew us, and his knees trembled with fear.
Every day we were in the Gardens we paid a call at the nest, taking care that no cruel boy should see us, and we dropped crumbs, and soon the bird knew us as friends, and sat in the nest looking at us kindly with her shoulders hunched up.
And though he never knew us very well, he seems to remember us and to be excited by us, too.
They knew us well enough to ask Helen to come and see them--at least, I was asked too, but Tibby's illness prevented me, so last Monday she went alone.
But if we, like Nathanael, have the courage to listen to God's word and follow God's command, we will come to know the one who knew us while we were still in our mother's womb, and we, too, will see the great work of the Lord.
By signing him with the same cross that I mark myself with, I knew us still to be one in its saving mystery, bridged by the wood that unites heaven and earth.
It is a time to enjoy being with people who accept us for who we are, have known us the longest, and are a bit too eager to remind us that they knew us when
We are just average, middle-class citizens and he treated us as if he knew us.
We have lost the person we knew, and who knew us and our neighborhood when Chief Parks made the changes to the community-based policing and changed the role of the senior lead officers.