know for certain


know for certain
know for sure, be confident in one's knowledge

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • certain — cer|tain1 W1S1 [ˈsə:tn US ˈsə:r ] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Vulgar Latin certanus, from Latin certus decided, certain , from cernere to sift, decide ] 1.) [not before noun] confident and sure, without any doubts = ↑sure certain… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • know — verb 1 have information about sth ADVERB ▪ full well, perfectly well, very well ▪ I don t know for certain, but I think she lives in the next town. ▪ You know very well what I m talking about! ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • certain — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ Digby looked certain to be the next president. ▪ become, grow ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • for sure — or[for certain] {adv. phr.} 1. Without doubt; certainly; surely. * /He couldn t tell for sure from a distance whether it was George or Tom./ * /He didn t know for certain which bus to take./ * /I know for certain that he has a car./ 2. {slang}… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for sure — or[for certain] {adv. phr.} 1. Without doubt; certainly; surely. * /He couldn t tell for sure from a distance whether it was George or Tom./ * /He didn t know for certain which bus to take./ * /I know for certain that he has a car./ 2. {slang}… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • certain — /serr tn/, adj. 1. free from doubt or reservation; confident; sure: I am certain he will come. 2. destined; sure to happen (usually fol. by an infinitive): He is certain to be there. 3. inevitable; bound to come: They realized then that war was… …   Universalium

  • know — Synonyms and related words: absorb, account, acquaintance, aller sans dire, announcement, appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, associate with, be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be axiomatic, be certain, be cognizant of, be confident …   Moby Thesaurus

  • know — know1 [ nou ] (past tense knew [ nu ] ; past participle known [ noun ] ) verb never progressive *** ▸ 1 learn/understand ▸ 2 be familiar with ▸ 3 use particular name for ▸ 4 remember someone for something ▸ 5 experience ▸ 6 have learned something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • certain — cer|tain1 [ sɜrtn ] adjective *** 1. ) never before noun having no doubts that something is true: SURE: I m not absolutely certain, but I think I m right. certain (that): You can be pretty certain she s not going to like it. certain who: We still …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • certain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. some; specified. See quantity, speciality, certainty. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Confident] Syn. assured, sure, positive, questionless, satisfied, self confident, undoubting, unwavering, believing,… …   English dictionary for students

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls — infobox Book | name = For Whom the Bell Tolls title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = Ernest Hemingway cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = War novel publisher = Charles… …   Wikipedia


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