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tr.v. ap·per·ceived, ap·per·ceiv·ing, ap·per·ceives
1. To perceive (something) while being conscious of perceiving.
2. To perceive (something) in terms of past experience.
[Back-formation from apperception.]
1. to be aware of perceiving
2. (Psychology) psychol to comprehend by assimilating (a perception) to ideas already in the mind
[C19: from Old French aperceveir, from Latin percipere to perceive]
v.t. -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
to comprehend from previous experience.
[1250–1300; < Old French aperceivre. See ap–1, pertain]
Past participle: apperceived