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Another word for ken

  1. The extent of one's perception, understanding, knowledge, or vision

      1. (Archaeology) A period during which the influence of a specified culture spread rapidly over a defined area:
      2. A similar line observed from the surface of the moon, etc.
      3. The range of one's knowledge, experience, or interest.
      1. The body and scope of an act or bill
      2. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
      3. Range of sight or understanding
      1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
      2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
      3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
      1. The extent or distance something can reach:
      2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
      3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
      1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
      2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
      3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
  1. To perceive directly with the intellect

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  2. To apprehend (images) by use of the eyes

      1. Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
      2. To hold in view; look at; see; regard
      1. To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
      2. To regard or consider; deem:
      3. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
      1. To have the power to perceive with the eyes:
      2. To consider:
      3. To perceive with the eye:
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  3. To perceive and recognize the meaning of

      1. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
      2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
      3. To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
      1. To understand something.
      2. To grasp mentally; understand:
      3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
      3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
      1. To accomplish or bring about:
      2. To grasp mentally; understand; comprehend
      3. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
      1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
      2. To grasp mentally; understand
      3. To include; take in; comprise
      1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
      2. To be of the opinion that; think:
      3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
      1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
      2. To determine the depth of; sound.
      3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
      1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
      2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
      3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
      1. (Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
      2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
      3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
      1. ​To understand.
      2. To reach for and try to seize
      3. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
      1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
      2. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
      3. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
      1. To make sure; take care:
      2. To get a clear mental impression of; grasp by thinking; understand
      3. To consider:
      1. To be or become aware of
      2. To become aware of; perceive:
      3. To comprehend; understand
      1. To understand or interpret:
      2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
      3. To subtract:
      1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
      2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
      3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
      1. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
      2. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
      3. To get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend
      1. To understand; comprehend.
      2. (Slang) To understand; get the idea
      1. To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
      2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
      3. To take notice of:
      1. 2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
      2. To understand or figure out:
      3. To be or become aware of the situation; understand: