verb (used with object), perceived, perceiving.
to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses:
I perceived an object looming through the mist.
to recognize, discern, envision, or understand:
I perceive a note of sarcasm in your voice. This is a nice idea but I perceive difficulties in putting it into practice.
to become aware of (something) through the senses, esp the sight; recognize or observe
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to come to comprehend; grasp
perceive per·ceive (pər-sēv’)
v. per·ceived, per·ceiv·ing, per·ceives
To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
To achieve understanding of; apprehend.
[ree-per-kuhsh-uh n, rep-er-] /ˌri pərˈkʌʃ ən, ˌrɛp ər-/ noun 1. an effect or result, often indirect or remote, of some event or action: The repercussions of the quarrel were widespread. 2. the state of being driven back by a resisting body. 3. a rebounding or recoil of something after impact. 4. reverberation; echo. 5. Music. […]
[ree-per-kuhs-iv, rep-er-] /ˌri pərˈkʌs ɪv, ˌrɛp ər-/ adjective 1. causing repercussion; reverberating. 2. reflected; reverberated.
noun (pl) reperepe 1. another name for elephant fish
[ree-pur-fuh-rey-ter] /riˈpɜr fəˌreɪ tər/ noun 1. (especially in teletype transmission) a machine for punching a duplicate perforated paper tape of incoming messages so that they may later be retransmitted: used for automatic typesetting.