Definition and Meanings for perceive

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Perceive is ranked 2,178 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of perceive

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of perceive

of. percevoir, perceveir, l. percipere, perceptum; per (see per-) + capere to take, receive. see capacious, and cf. perception

Meaning of perceive


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to obtain knowledge of through the senses; to receive impressions from by means of the bodily organs; to take cognizance of the existence, character, or identity of, by means of the senses; to see, hear, or feel; as, to perceive a distant ship; to perceive a discord.
  • to take intellectual cognizance of; to apprehend by the mind; to be convinced of by direct intuition; to note; to remark; to discern; to see; to understand.
  • to be affected of influented by.
  • No antonyms for perceive

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