know as

know (someone or something) as (something)

1. To regard or recognize someone or something as being a particular type of person or thing. Often used in passive constructions. Consumers know our brand as a sign of quality and reliability. He's known as a very strict person, though he can be quite kindhearted when you get to know him. Although it is a very popular internet browser, within tech circles it is known as a sloppy, inefficient mess.
2. To be acquainted with someone or something under a specific name. Her real name is Margaret? I only know her as Calliope. The film's original title is "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi," but Western audiences will know it as "Spirited Away."
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know someone or something as something

to recognize someone or something as something. I know Mr. Franklin as a fine man. I know this name as a very fine brand.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I know as a visual artist there are certainly stereotypes of the visual artist.
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As Saint Thomas Aquinas explained in his Sermon on the Creed, "No philosopher before the coming of Christ could, with all his striving, know as much about God and the things required for eternal life as an old woman could through faith after Christ's coming."
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