conhecer

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From Old Portuguese connocer, from Latin cognōscere, present active infinitive of cognōscō.

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conhecer ‎(first-person singular present indicative conheço, past participle conhecido)

  1. (transitive) to know (be acquainted or familiar with)
    Não conheço esse livro.
    I don’t know this book.
  2. (transitive) to meet; to get to know (to become acquainted with)
    Venha cá, quero que você conheça meu primo.
    Come here, I want you to meet my cousin.
  3. (ditransitive, with the indirect object taking como or por) to know as (to ascribe to something the title or quality of)
    Essa espécie é conhecida como Tringa totanus.
    This species is known as Tringa totanus.
  4. (archaic, transitive) to know (to have sexual relations with)
  5. (law, transitive with de) to concede (to acknowledge an appeal)

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For usage examples of this term, see Citations:conhecer.

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