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



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.
    Antonym: desconhecer
  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 (have sexual relations with)
    Synonyms: fazer sexo com, transar com, dormir com (euphemistic), foder (vulgar), comer (slang)
  5. (law, transitive with de) to concede (to acknowledge an appeal)
  6. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of conhecer
  7. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of conhecer
  8. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of conhecer
  9. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of conhecer



For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:conhecer.

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