perceive definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • In order to become aware of directly through some of the sensory faculties, particularly picture or hearing.
    • to quickly attain understanding of; apprehend. See Synonyms at see1.
    • to have knowledge of through the senses; to get impressions from by means of the internal organs; to simply take cognizance associated with existence, personality, or identity of, by means of the sensory faculties; to see, hear, or feel
    • To simply take intellectual cognizance of; to apprehend because of the brain; become convinced of by direct instinct; to note; to remark; to discern; to see; to know.
    • becoming affected of influenced by.
  • verb:
    • To see, to understand, to know.
    • become conscious of
    • to become aware of through the senses
  • others:
    • In general, in order to become alert to; get an understanding of (some item or fact).
    • especially, to come calmly to know by direct knowledge; in therapy, to come to understand by virtue of a genuine action of the object upon the mind (frequently upon the sensory faculties), although understanding could be inferential; understand through external or internal instinct.
    • Synonyms Observe, Notice, etc. See see.

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