Definitions for perceivepərˈsiv

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  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"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(1.00 / 1 vote)

  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

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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


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