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.

per·ceiv’a·ble adj.
per·ceiv’a·bly adv.
per·ceiv’er n.


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