Word Summary
gnōrizō: to come to know, to make known
Original Word: γνωρίζω
Transliteration: gnōrizō
Phonetic Spelling: (gno-rid'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to come to know, to make known
Meaning: to come to know, to make known
Strong's Concordance
certify, declare, make known.

From a derivative of ginosko; to make known; subjectively, to know -- certify, declare, make known, give to understand, do to wit, wot.

see GREEK ginosko

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1107: γνωρίζω

γνωρίζω; future γνωρίσω (John 17:26; Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4:7), Attic γνωριῶ (Colossians 4:9 (L WH γνωρίσω; Buttmann, 37 (32); WH's Appendix, p. 163)); 1 aorist ἐγνώρισα; passive (present γνωρίζομαι); 1 aorist ἐγνωρίσθην; in Greek writings from Aeschylus down (see at the end); the Sept. for הודִיעַ and Chaldean הודַע ;

1. transitive, to make known: τί, Romans 9:22f; τί τίνι, Luke 2:15; John 15:15; John 17:26; Acts 2:28; 2 Corinthians 8:1; Ephesians 3:5, 10 (passive in these two examples); Ephesians 6:21; Colossians 4:7, 9; 2 Peter 1:16; τίνι τό μυστήριον, Ephesians 1:9; Ephesians 3:3 (G L T Tr WH read the passive); ; τίνι ὅτι, 1 Corinthians 12:3; τίνι τί, ὅτι equivalent to τίνι ὅτι τί, Galatians 1:11; followed by τί interrogative Colossians 1:27; περί τίνος, Luke 2:17 L T Tr WH; γνωριζέσθω πρός τόν Θεόν be brought to the knowledge of God, Philippians 4:6; γνωρίζεσθαι εἰς πάντα τά ἔθνη to be made known unto all the nations, Romans 16:26; contextually and emphatically equivalent to to recall to one's mind, as though what is made known had escaped him, 1 Corinthians 15:1; with the accusative of person ((Plutarch, Fab. Max. 21, 6)), in passive, to become known, be recognized: Acts 7:13 Tr text WH text.

2. intransitive, to know: τί αἱρήσομαι, οὐ γνωρίζω, Philippians 1:22 (WH marginal reading punctuate τί αἱρήσομαι; οὐ γνωρίζω; some refer this to 1 (R. V. marginal reading I do not make known), cf. Meyer at the passage In earlier Greek γνωρίζω signifies either 'to gain a knowledge of,' or 'to have thorough knowledge of.' Its later (and N. T.) causative force seems to be found only in Aeschylus Prom. 487; cf. Schmidt vol. i., p. 287; Lightfoot on Philippians, the passage cited Compare: ἀναγνωρίζω, διαγνωρίζω).