Definition of cognosco
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Orthography ID = 1002671
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LEM
cōgnōscō, cōgnōscere, cōgnōvī, cōgnitus
com-, (g)nōscō, gnosco
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to become acquainted with, acquire knowledge of, ascertain, learn, perceive, understand
  2. [perfect with present resonance] to know
  3. to recognize, acknowledge, identify
  4. to seek to know, inquire into, investigate, examine
  5. to criticise, appreciate
  6. to reconnoitre, spy, act as scout
Abbreviations
cōgnōscō gnōvī (often contr., cōgnōstī, cōgnōrō, cōgnōsse, etc.), gnitus, ere com- + (g)nōscō, to become acquainted with, acquire knowledge of, ascertain, learn, perceive, understand

— perf., to know: regiones, Cs.: domūs atque villas, S.: amnem, V.: quam (antiquitatem) habuit cognitam, N.: casūs nostros, V.: miserias sociorum: quis sim, ex eo, S.: per exploratores montem teneri, Cs.: furto postridie cognito: quibus (scriptis) cognitis, after reading, N.: id se a Gallicis armis cognovisse, knew by their weapons, Cs.: fide cognitā, tested, N.: ab his, non longe oppidum abesse, Cs.: sed Metello experimentis cognitum erat, genus infidum esse, S.: quem plane perditum cognorat: vos fortīs, S.: aliter ac sperarat rem p. se habentem, N.: alqm magni animi: alqm paratissimo animo: tandem qui siem, T.: id socordiāne an casu acciderit, S.: cognito, vivere Ptolemaeum, L.

—Poet.: casus multis hic cognitus, experienced by, Iu.

— Supin. acc.: promissa eius cognitum ex praesentibus inisit, S.

—Supin. abl.: pleraque digna cognitu.

— To recognize, acknowledge, identify: in eā re utilitatem meam, T.: alii, ne cognoscerentur, ad necem rapiebantur: inter ceteras Veturiam, L.: ostendimus Cethego signum, cognovit: signa sua, S.: cognoscenti similis fuit, seemed to recognize him, O.: pecus exceptum est, quod cognovissent, identified, L.: neque currentem se cognoscit, is like himself, V.: eum Syracusis, to identify.

—To seek to know, inquire into, investigate, examine: Verres cognoscebat, Verres iudicabat: accusationem causamque: numerum militum: de agro Campano: de hereditate.

—To criticise, appreciate: ut neque spectari neque cognosci (fabula) potuerit, T.: et cognoscendi et ignoscendi peccati locus, T.

— To reconnoitre, spy, act as scout: qualis esset natura montis, qui cognoscerent, misit, Cs.
 
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