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Definition of the verb perceive
What does perceive mean as a doing word?
Perceive is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: perceived | perceiving | perceives
- to become aware of through the senses
- example: I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] I saw the play | The crew spotted the island
Verbs of Perception (with the same syntax): descry, discover, espy, examine, experience, eye, glimpse, inspect, investigate, make out, note, observe, overhear, peruse, recognize, regard, savor, scan, scent, scrutinize, sight, sniff, spot, spy, study, survey, view, watch, witness.
- lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
- synonym of perceive: comprehend
- more specific terms:
- sense / feel = perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
- apperceive = perceive in terms of a past experience
- pick up / receive = register
- divine = perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers
- hallucinate = perceive what is not there
- misperceive = perceive incorrectly
- pick up / catch = perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
- dream = experience while sleeping
- suffer / ache / hurt = feel physical pain
- smell = inhale the odor of
- touch = perceive via the tactile sense
- see = perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
- sight / spy = catch sight of
- hear = perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
- listen = hear with intention
- taste = perceive by the sense of taste
- find = perceive oneself to be in a certain condition or place
- see through = perceive the true nature of
- become conscious of
- example: She finally perceived the futility of her protest
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- more generic words: realise / realize / see / understand = perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
- more specific terms: smell out / sense / smell = become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
Alternative definition of the verb perceive
- To see, to be aware of, to understand.
- synonym: ken
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for perceive
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suggested—to enquire into the several points which the committee in this report state as causing such enormous loss of life and property, and which it is to be presumed the public begins to perceive is an actual tax; and that the remedying of ...
by Lionel Wilde
The Hermetic Axiom is not biased towards any search discipline that we feel inclined by logic, faith or education to follow; it simply states that what we can perceive is an externalized representation of something unseen. The direct 27 The ...
by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe
perceive these various speechrelated cues. From a theoretical perspective, and based on previous findings from studies on infant perceptionof auditory speech, the ability to perceive these cues in audiovisual speech can reasonably be ...
by Adrian Wilkinson, Stewart Johnstone
Human capital same for all modalities, individuals perceive this situation as consistent. Consensus is the co-variation of behaviour across different people. If many people perceive the situation in the same way, consensus is high.
by Marc Bekoff, Carron A. Meaney
perceive pain, the situation is not as clear for most invertebrates ( animals without backbones). However, the common octopus, with its large central ...
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Usage statistics about perceive
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Scrabble value of P3E1R1C3E1I1V4E1
The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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