ADJ. considerable, great, vast | complete, comprehensive, sound, thorough | deep, detailed, intimate, profound She has an intimate knowledge of the Asian market. | broad, encyclopedic, extensive, wide | unrivalled | expert, specialist | inside He managed to find contacts who had inside knowledge of the organization. | local | direct, first-hand | up-to-date | 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 | working He has a good working knowledge of the subject. | professional | academic, linguistic, medical, scientific, technical, etc. | common It's common knowledge that he's left his wife. | public | full She had acted with her parents' full knowledge and consent. | previous, prior
VERB + KNOWLEDGE acquire, gain | have | demonstrate, flaunt, parade, show (off) | test | apply The job gave her the chance to apply the knowledge she had acquired at university. | share The barman was happy to share his knowledge of wine with us. | spread The volunteers' task is to spread knowledge of how to prevent the disease. | broaden, extend, improve, increase | deny He denied all knowledge of what had happened.
PREP. in the ~ They put the car on the market in the full knowledge that it had design faults. | to sb's ~ He's never worked here to my knowledge. | with sb's ~ The letter was sent with the full knowledge of the head of department. | without sb's ~ She borrowed my car without my knowledge. | ~ of a wide knowledge of antiques
PHRASES a gap in your knowledge I did some research to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. | to the best of your knowledge She still lives in San Francisco to the best of my knowledge.