Definitions for perceivepərˈsiv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses.
to recognize, discern, or understand:
to perceive difficulties.
* Syn: See notice.
Origin of perceive:
1250–1300; ME < AF *perceivre, for OF perçoivre < L percipere to lay hold of, grasp =per-per - +-cipere, comb. form of capere to take
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to understand or view in a particular way
I think people perceive him as being confident.; Private schools are often perceived to be better than public schools.
He perceived a slight nervousness in her voice.
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
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'perceive' in Verbs Frequency: #573
Translations for perceive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to be or become aware of (something); to understand; to realize
She perceived that he was tired.
- aanvoel, bewus wordAfrikaans
- يَرى، يُلاحِظ، يُدْرِكArabic
- perceberPortuguese (BR)
- uvědomit si, pochopitCzech
- opfatte; forståDanish
- αντιλαμβάνομαι, διακρίνωGreek
- percibir; notar, observarSpanish
- tajuma, märkamaEstonian
- לְהַבחִין בְּ-Hebrew
- महसूस करना, अनुभव करनाHindi
- opaziti, zamjetitiCroatian
- skynja; skiljaIcelandic
- percepire, accorgersiItalian
- 인식하다; 알아차리다; 인지하다Korean
- (pa)justi, pastebėti, suprasti, suvoktiLithuanian
- saprast; manīt; aptvertLatvian
- dapat melihatMalay
- legge merke til; oppfatteNorwegian
- ورك كول، پوهيدلPashto
- понимать; чувствоватьRussian
- uvedomiť si, pochopiťSlovak
- märka, uppfatta, inseSwedish
- anlamak, sezmekTurkish
- 察覺，理解Chinese (Trad.)
- усвідомлювати; осягатиUkrainian
- سمجھنا، ادراک کرناUrdu
- nhận thấyVietnamese
- 觉察，理解Chinese (Simp.)
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