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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Verb Perceive has 2 senses


Perceivev. t. [OF. percevoir, perceveir, L. percipere, perceptum; per (see Per-) + capere to take, receive. See Capacious, and cf. Perception.].
  •  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.  Reid.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Jesus perceived their wickedness."  [1913 Webster]
    "You may, fair lady,
    Perceive I speak sincerely.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Till we ourselves see it with our own eyes, and perceive it by our own understandings, we are still in the dark."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be affected of influented by.  [1913 Webster]
    "The upper regions of the air perceive the collection of the matter of tempests before the air here below."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To discern; distinguish; observe; see; feel; know; understand.


Perceive, v.tr.
1 apprehend, esp. through the sight; observe.
2 (usu. foll. by that, how, etc. + clause) apprehend with the mind; understand.
3 regard mentally in a specified manner (perceives the universe as infinite).

perceivable adj. perceiver n.
ME f. OF per{ccedil}oivre, f. L percipere (as PER-, capere take)



appreciate, apprehend, ascertain, be acquainted with, be apprised of, be aware of, be cognizant of, be conscious of, be conversant with, be informed, be sensible of, behold, believe, catch on, catch sight of, clap eyes on, cognize, come alive, comprehend, conceive, conceptualize, conclude, consider, contemplate, decipher, deduce, deem, descry, detect, determine, dig, discern, discover, distinguish, divine, espy, experience, fathom, feel, feel deeply, figure out, gather, glimpse, grasp, have, have a sensation, have in sight, have information about, have knowledge of, hear, identify, infer, judge, ken, know, lay eyes on, look on, look upon, make out, mark, mind, note, notice, observe, penetrate, pick out, pick up, pierce, plumb, possess, prehend, realize, receive an impression, recognize, regard, remark, respond, respond to stimuli, savvy, see, see daylight, see into, see the light, see through, seize, sense, sight, signal, smell, spot, spy, take, take in, taste, think, touch, twig, understand, view, witness, wot, wot of



Physical Sensibility

VB be sensible of, feel, perceive, render sensible, sharpen, cultivate, tutor, cause sensation, impress, excite an impression, produce an impression.


VB see, behold, discern, perceive, have in sight, descry, sight, make out, discover, distinguish, recognize, spy, espy, ken, get a sight of, have a sight of, catch a sight of, get a glimpse of, have a glimpse of, catch a glimpse of, command a view of, witness, contemplate, speculate, cast the eyes on, set the eyes on, be a spectator of, look on, see sights, see at a glance, look, view, eye, lift up the eyes, open one's eye, look at, look on, look upon, look over, look about one, look round, survey, scan, inspect, run the eye over, run the eye through, reconnoiter, glance round, glance on, glance over turn one's looks upon, bend one's looks upon, direct the eyes to, turn the eyes on, cast a glance, observe, watch, see with one's own eyes, watch for, peep, peer, pry, take a peep, play at bopeep, look full in the face, look hard at, look intently, strain one's eyes, fix the eyes upon, rivet the eyes upon, stare, gaze, pore over, gloat on, leer, ogle, glare, goggle, cock the eye, squint, gloat, look askance.


VB know, ken, scan, wot, wot aware, be aware of, ween, weet, trow, have, possess, conceive, apprehend, comprehend, take, realize, understand, savvy, appreciate, fathom, make out, recognize, discern, perceive, see, get a sight-of, experience, know full well, have some knowledge of, possess some knowledge of, be au courant, have in one's head, have at one' fingers ends, know by heart, know by rote, be master of, connaitre le dessous des cartes, know what's what, see one's way, discover, come to one's knowledge.

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