knowledge

noun
ADJECTIVE
new
basic
considerable, great, vast
complete, comprehensive, sound (esp. BrE), thorough
deep, detailed, in-depth, intimate, profound

She has an intimate knowledge of the Asian market.

broad, encyclopedic, extensive, wide
expert, special, specialist, specialized
inside

He managed to find contacts who had inside knowledge of the organization.

local
direct, first-hand
current, up-to-date (esp. BrE)
limited, rudimentary, superficial

I have a limited knowledge of French.

general

I don't like quizzes because my general knowledge is so poor.

factual
practical, useful
working

He has a good working knowledge of the subject.

professional
medical, scientific, technical, etc.
traditional
human
common, public

It's common knowledge that he's left his wife.

personal
full

She had acted with her parents' full knowledge and consent.

previous, prior
… OF KNOWLEDGE
body

This approach reveals gaps in the current body of knowledge.

VERB + KNOWLEDGE
acquire, gain
have, possess

I have no knowledge of his whereabouts.

demonstrate, show, show off
test
require

No previous knowledge is required for the job.

apply, use

The job gave her the chance to apply the knowledge she had acquired at college.

transfer

She cannot transfer this knowledge to a new situation.

impart, share, spread

The bartender was happy to share his knowledge of wine with us.

The volunteers' task is to spread knowledge of how to prevent the disease.

advance, enhance, expand, extend, improve, increase

Research is important to advance scientific knowledge.

deny

He denied all knowledge of what had happened.

PREPOSITION
in the knowledge

They put the car on the market in the full knowledge that it had design faults.

to sb's knowledge

He's never worked here to my knowledge.

with sb's knowledge

The letter was sent with the full knowledge of the head of department.

without sb's knowledge

She borrowed my car without my knowledge.

knowledge of

a wide knowledge of antiques

PHRASES
a wealth of knowledge

Martin brings a wealth of knowledge to the job.

a gap in your knowledge

I did some research to fill in the gaps in my knowledge.

the pursuit of knowledge
secure in the knowledge

We invested in gold, secure in the knowledge that the metal would retain its value.

to the best of your knowledge

She still lives in San Francisco to the best of my knowledge.


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  • knowledge — ► NOUN 1) information and skills acquired through experience or education. 2) the sum of what is known. 3) awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation: he denied all knowledge of the incident. ● come to one s knowledge Cf …   English terms dictionary

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