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Knowing and knowing about something - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

informal knowing about a particular subject

conversant

adjective

formal 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

formal knowing everything

acquainted

adjective

formal if you are acquainted with something, you know about it

familiar with something

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

awake to something

knowing about a situation and ready to deal with it

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attuned

adjective

familiar with something and able to deal with it in a sensitive way

aware

adjective

knowing about a situation or a fact

aware

adjective

if you become aware of someone or something, you notice it

complicit

adjective

involved in or knowing about something bad that happens

conscious

adjective

noticing that something exists or is happening and realizing that it is important

consciously

adverb

in a way that makes you certain something exists or happens

habituated

adjective

very familiar with something as a result of experiencing it regularly

hot on something

interested in something and knowing a lot about it

in/out of the loop

belonging or not belonging to a group that has information and makes decisions about something

in the know

people in the know have more information about something than other people

in the swim

informed about recent or fashionable things

knowingly

adverb

in a way that shows you know or understand something

mindful

adjective

careful about or conscious of something

open-eyed

adjective

someone who is open-eyed understands a situation

penetrating

adjective

a penetrating look makes you feel that the person knows what you are thinking

piercing

adjective

mainly literary piercing eyes or looks seem to show that someone sees and understands more than other people

privy to something

knowing about something, usually official information, that other people do not know

savvy

adjective

informal knowing a lot about something and able to make good judgments about it

sensible

adjective

formal knowing or understanding something

show/teach someone a trick or two

used for saying that you know a lot more about something than someone else does

sussed

adjective

Britishinformal confident that you know what you need to know about something

up on something/up with something

knowing a lot about something

up to speed

having the latest information on a situation

used to

adjective

familiar with something because you have often experienced it before, so it no longer seems difficult or strange

versed

adjective

formal with a lot of knowledge about something

well-versed

adjective

very educated about a particular subject

wise to something

conscious of something that is happening, especially something bad

with it

able to understand clearly everything that is happening around you

with your eyes (wide) open

knowing that there could be many problems in a situation

wittingly

adverb

formal if you do something wittingly, you know that you are doing something that might cause problems or upset someone

woke

adjective

very informal aware of social and political issues relating to race, gender, class etc

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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