verb (used with object), kenned or kent, ken·ning.
- to know, have knowledge of or about, or be acquainted with (a person or thing).
- to understand or perceive (an idea or situation).
- to declare, acknowledge, or confess (something).
- to teach, direct, or guide (someone).
verb (used without object), kenned or kent, ken·ning.
- to have knowledge of something.
- to understand.
Origin of ken
Can be confusedken kin
Examples from the Web for kenned
I kenned it would end that way—and it is e'en this way that it should end!Red Cap Tales|Samuel Rutherford Crockett
The very name, said she, and if I kenned whaur he lived I would send the box to him.At War with Society or, Tales of the Outcasts|James McLevy
You kenned well 'tis a thing not to be done and at your age; ye should have minded your duties better.'The Two Sides of the Shield|Charlotte M. Yonge
At your age I had kenned the bride-bed, and the birth-bed, and o' but kenned the death-bed.Barbara Lynn|Emily J. Jenkinson
“I kenned by this time what he was to be at,” said John to Allison, when he had got thus far.Allison Bain|Margaret Murray Robertson