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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 dictionaries and other books with definitions for perceive
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by Various, Various Authors
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 ...
Perspectives on Perception (2007)
by Mary Margaret McCabe, Mark Textor
Deduction to establish - the inevitable contribution they make to the representations we construct in synthesising sensory inputs ensures that the world we thereby perceive is the world of appearance, and not the world as it is in itself.
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 ...
An Etymological Dictionary (1821)
by William Grimshaw
PERCEIVE. v. To know, through the medium of the senses; to observe. F. affiercevoir: L. fiercifio: fier, through, and cafio, to take. , - * PER CENT. By the hundred; for every hundred. L. fier, by, and ...
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 Edward Craig
Perception, objects, appearance and illusion 2 Sense-datum theories of perception 3 Intentional theories of perception 4 Naive realism and disjunctive theories of appearance 1 Perception, objects, appearance and illusion We perceive ...
by William Nicholson
The sensitive faculty is that by which we 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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