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Knowing and knowing about something

knowing

adjective

a knowing expression or action shows that you know about something

knowledgeable

adjective

knowing a lot about many different subjects or about one particular subject

informed

adjective

having a lot of knowledge or information about something

clued up

adjective

knowing about a particular subject

conversant

adjective

if you are conversant with something, you know about it and understand it

au fait

adjective

informed of the most recent facts or information about something

omniscient

adjective

knowing everything

familiar with something

if you are familiar with something, you know about it because you have learned about it or experienced it before

awake to something

knowing about a situation and ready to deal with it

aware

adjective

knowing about a situation or a fact

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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