Definitions for perceivepərˈsiv

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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. M. Shawn Cole:

    You are only as wise as others perceive you to be.

  3. Chip Pettengill:

    I would think the market would perceive that favorably.

  4. Cato the Elder:

    Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.

  5. Anouk Aimee:

    You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.

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