What does perceive mean?

Definitions for perceivepərˈsiv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word perceive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perceive, comprehend(verb)

    to become aware of through the senses

    "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

  2. perceive(verb)

    become conscious of

    "She finally perceived the futility of her protest"

Wiktionary

  1. perceive(Verb)

    To see, to be aware of, to understand.

  2. Origin: From perceiven, from percevoir, perceveir, from percipere, past participle perceptus, from per + capere; see capable. Compare conceive, deceive, receive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perceive(verb)

    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

  2. Perceive(verb)

    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

  3. Perceive(verb)

    to be affected of influented by

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perceive

    per-sēv′, v.t. to become aware of through the senses: to get knowledge of by the mind: to see: to understand: to discern.—adj. Perceiv′able (same as Perceptible).—adv. Perceiv′ably (same as Perceptibly).—ns. Perceiv′er; Perceiv′ing (Bacon), perception. [O. Fr. percever—L. percipĕre, perceptumper, perfectly, capĕre, to take.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'perceive' in Verbs Frequency: #573

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perceive in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perceive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aristotle:

    To perceive is to suffer.

  2. La Bruyere:

    We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.

  3. Jeremy Taylor:

    It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not.

  4. Jeremy Taylor:

    It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance; for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not.

  5. Barbara Buchner:

    Our numbers demonstrate that most investment is happening at the national level, with investors favoring familiar environments they perceive to be less risky.

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