Definitions for perceivepərˈsiv
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to become aware of through the senses
"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
become conscious of
"She finally perceived the futility of her protest"
To see, to be aware of, to understand.
Origin: From perceiven, from percevoir, perceveir, from percipere, past participle perceptus, from per + capere; see capable. Compare conceive, deceive, receive.
to obtain knowledge of through the senses; to receive impressions from by means of the bodily organs; to take cognizance of the existence, character, or identity of, by means of the senses; to see, hear, or feel; as, to perceive a distant ship; to perceive a discord
to take intellectual cognizance of; to apprehend by the mind; to be convinced of by direct intuition; to note; to remark; to discern; to see; to understand
to be affected of influented by
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Rank popularity for the word 'perceive' in Verbs Frequency: #573
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
To perceive is to suffer.
You are only as wise as others perceive you to be.
I would think the market would perceive that favorably.
Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
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Translations for perceive
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- percebreCatalan, Valencian
- entender, percibirSpanish
- درک کردنPersian
- havaita, huomata, hahmottaa, oivaltaa, tajutaFinnish
- 認める, 知覚, 気付くJapanese
- realiza, pricepe, înțelegeRomanian
- воспринять, воспринима́тьRussian
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