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per·ceive

 (pər-sēv′)
tr.v. per·ceived, per·ceiv·ing, per·ceives
1.
a. To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing: We could perceive three figures in the fog.
b. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus): The ear perceives sounds.
2. To achieve understanding of; apprehend: Einstein perceived that energy and matter are equivalent. See Synonyms at see1.
3. To regard or consider; deem: an old technology that is still perceived as useful; a politician who is perceived to be a dissembler.

[Middle English perceiven, from Old French perceivre, from Latin percipere : per-, per- + capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

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

perceive

(pəˈsiːv)
vb
1. to become aware of (something) through the senses, esp the sight; recognize or observe
2. (tr; may take a clause as object) to come to comprehend; grasp
[C13: from Old French perçoivre, from Latin percipere seize entirely, from per- (thoroughly) + capere to grasp]
perˈceivable adj
perˌceivaˈbility n
perˈceivably adv
perˈceiver n

per•ceive

(pərˈsiv)

v.t. -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
1. to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses.
2. to recognize, discern, or understand: to perceive difficulties.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French *perceivre, for Old French perçoivre < Latin percipere to lay hold of, grasp =per- per- + -cipere, comb. form of capere to take]
per•ceiv′a•ble, adj.
per•ceiv′a•bly, adv.
per•ceiv′er, n.
syn: See notice.

perceive


Past participle: perceived
Gerund: perceiving

Imperative
perceive
perceive
Present
I perceive
you perceive
he/she/it perceives
we perceive
you perceive
they perceive
Preterite
I perceived
you perceived
he/she/it perceived
we perceived
you perceived
they perceived
Present Continuous
I am perceiving
you are perceiving
he/she/it is perceiving
we are perceiving
you are perceiving
they are perceiving
Present Perfect
I have perceived
you have perceived
he/she/it has perceived
we have perceived
you have perceived
they have perceived
Past Continuous
I was perceiving
you were perceiving
he/she/it was perceiving
we were perceiving
you were perceiving
they were perceiving
Past Perfect
I had perceived
you had perceived
he/she/it had perceived
we had perceived
you had perceived
they had perceived
Future
I will perceive
you will perceive
he/she/it will perceive
we will perceive
you will perceive
they will perceive
Future Perfect
I will have perceived
you will have perceived
he/she/it will have perceived
we will have perceived
you will have perceived
they will have perceived
Future Continuous
I will be perceiving
you will be perceiving
he/she/it will be perceiving
we will be perceiving
you will be perceiving
they will be perceiving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perceiving
you have been perceiving
he/she/it has been perceiving
we have been perceiving
you have been perceiving
they have been perceiving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perceiving
you will have been perceiving
he/she/it will have been perceiving
we will have been perceiving
you will have been perceiving
they will have been perceiving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perceiving
you had been perceiving
he/she/it had been perceiving
we had been perceiving
you had been perceiving
they had been perceiving
Conditional
I would perceive
you would perceive
he/she/it would perceive
we would perceive
you would perceive
they would perceive
Past Conditional
I would have perceived
you would have perceived
he/she/it would have perceived
we would have perceived
you would have perceived
they would have perceived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.perceive - to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
sense, feel - perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
apperceive - perceive in terms of a past experience
receive, pick up - register (perceptual input); "pick up a signal"
divine - perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
hallucinate - perceive what is not there; have illusions
misperceive - perceive incorrectly
catch, pick up - perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse"
dream - experience while sleeping; "She claims to never dream"; "He dreamt a strange scene"
ache, hurt, suffer - feel physical pain; "Were you hurting after the accident?"
smell - inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
touch - perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
see - perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"
sight, spy - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
hear - perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
listen - hear with intention; "Listen to the sound of this cello"
taste - perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
find - perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place; "I found myself in a difficult situation"; "When he woke up, he found himself in a hospital room"
see through - perceive the true nature of; "We could see through her apparent calm"
2.perceive - become conscious of; "She finally perceived the futility of her protest"
smell out, sense, smell - become aware of not through the senses but instinctively; "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption"
realize, see, understand, realise - perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"

perceive

verb
2. understand, sense, gather, get (informal), know, see, feel, learn, realize, conclude, appreciate, grasp, comprehend, get the message about, deduce, apprehend, suss (out) (slang), get the picture about He was beginning to perceive the true nature of their relationship.
3. consider, believe, judge, suppose, rate, deem, adjudge How real do you perceive this threat to be?

perceive

verb
1. To apprehend (images) by use of the eyes:
Scots: ken.
2. To be intuitively aware of:
Idioms: feel in one's bones, get vibrations.
Translations
يَرى، يُلاحِظ، يُدْرِك
pochopituvědomit si
forståopfatte
észlel
skynja; skilja
justi
aptvertmanītsaprast
anlamaksezmek

perceive

[pəˈsiːv] VT
1. (= see, hear) → percibir; (= realize) → darse cuenta de, notar
now I perceive thatahora veo que ...
do you perceive anything strange?¿notas algo raro?
perceived need/interestnecesidad f/interés m que se ha detectado
2. (= understand) → comprender
I do not perceive how it can be doneno comprendo cómo se puede hacer
3. (= consider) → considerar
their action may be perceived as a threatsu actuación puede considerarse or puede verse como una amenaza
the things children perceive as being importantlas cosas que los niños consideran importantes
they perceive themselves as rebelsse ven a sí mismos como rebeldes, se consideran a sí mismos rebeldes

perceive

[pərˈsiːv] vt
(= see) → percevoir
(= notice) → remarquer, s'apercevoir de
to perceive sb/sth as being sth → considérer qn/qch comme étant qch
Stress is widely perceived as contributing to heart disease → Le stress est souvent considéré comme un facteur contribuant au déclenchement des maladies cardiaques.

perceive

vtwahrnehmen; (= understand, realize, recognize)erkennen; do you perceive anything strange?fällt Ihnen irgendetwas Ungewöhnliches auf?; …, which we perceive to be the case (form)…, was wir als zutreffend erkennen; to perceive oneself as …sich als … empfinden

perceive

[pəˈsiːv] vt (sound, meaning, change) → percepire; (person, object) → notare; (realize) → accorgersi di

perceive

(pəˈsiːv) verb
to be or become aware of (something); to understand; to realize. She perceived that he was tired.

perceive

v. darse cuenta de, percibir, advertir.
References in classic literature ?
On perceiving me, the stranger addressed me in English, although with a foreign accent.
I understand your feeling," continued he, perceiving that I wished to interrupt him; "but you are mistaken, my friend, if thus you will allow me to name you; nothing can alter my destiny; listen to my history, and you will perceive how irrevocably it is determined.
We cannot help perceiving abundance of filth in every kennel, and, were it not for the over-powering fumes of idolatrous incense, I have no doubt we should find a most intolerable stench.
The carrier, however, perceiving by the light of the innkeeper candle how it fared with his ladylove, quitting Don Quixote, ran to bring her the help she needed; and the innkeeper did the same but with a different intention, for his was to chastise the lass, as he believed that beyond a doubt she alone was the cause of all the harmony.
The two young men bowed and separated, Aramis ascending the street which led to the Luxembourg, while D'Artagnan, perceiving the appointed hour was approaching, took the road to the Carmes-Deschaux, saying to himself, "Decidedly I can't draw back; but at least, if I am killed, I shall be killed by a Musketeer.
Thirsting with his exertions, the skipper directed his steps to a stream; but the savages, who had followed at a little distance, perceiving his object, rushed towards him and forced him away from its bank--his lips would have polluted it.
De Guiche, who had been looking among the different boats for one stronger than the others, which might offer a chance of reaching the English vessels, perceiving the pilot-boat getting ready to start, said to Raoul: "Do you not think, Raoul, that intelligent and vigorous men, as we are, ought to be ashamed to retreat before the brute strength of wind and waves?
Having deposited the packages upon the sands, we sat down beneath some trees, and looked out into the ocean in the hope of perceiving a ship, but during several hours we saw none whatever.
while, as if by accident, Madonna Selvaggia's moonlike bosom would once more slip out its heavenly silver, perceiving which, Messer Firenzuola would open his manuscript again and proceed with his sweet learning.