Meaning of “knowingly” - Learner’s Dictionary

knowingly

adverb uk us /ˈnəʊɪŋli/
INTENTIONALLY

If you knowingly do something, you mean to do it although it is wrong.

SHOWING KNOWLEDGE

showing that you know what another person is really thinking:

He smiled knowingly.

(Definition of “knowingly” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)