What does perceive mean?

Definitions for perceive
pərˈsivper·ceive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perceive, comprehendverb

    to become aware of through the senses

    "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

  2. perceiveverb

    become conscious of

    "She finally perceived the futility of her protest"

Wiktionary

  1. perceiveverb

    To see, to be aware of, to understand.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perceiveverb

    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. Perceiveverb

    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. Perceiveverb

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. perceive

    To be aware of through the senses.

    He did perceive her intention accurately as they were so loving towards each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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

Examples of perceive in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    If you've not been dreaming and thinking big all these while. You've got to start dreaming and thinking big in order to become big eventually. For, high perception, imagination, anticipation and expectation precedes high success, achievement and attainment. I mean, you can and will achieve whatever you can perceive, imagine, anticipate and expect. Besides that, anybody who longs or aspires to emerge or become a millionaier or billionaier someday must think, speak and act like a millionaier or billionaier.

  2. Ralph Judson Smith:

    If you can perceive beauty, then for you the world is a beautiful place. And you are going to make it better.

  3. Mickey Mehta:

    What will this world say' has killed more dreams than the idea of difficulty in realizing them. If your mind can perceive, your heart can believe you certainly can achieve. Even an aeroplane first just existed in a thought form. Visualize, let human perseverance materialize, let it be sensationalized, get MickeyMized.

  4. Ed Yardeni:

    The stock market will recover once investors perceive that the worst is over for the global health crisis and that earnings will start growing along with the global economy, we think that could happen by mid-year.

  5. Teresa of Ávila:

    Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it. As soon you apply yourself to orison, you will at once feel your senses gather themselves together: they seem like bees which return to the hive and there shut themselves up to work at the making of honey. At the first call of the will, they come back more and more quickly. At last, after countless exercises, of this kind, God disposes them to a state of utter rest and of perfect contemplation.

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