perceive synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term perceive:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. perceive, comprehendverb

    to become aware of through the senses

    Synonyms:
    cover, dig, apprehend, perceive, savvy, encompass, grok, compass, get the picture, comprehend, grasp, embrace

  2. perceiveverb

    become conscious of

    Synonyms:
    comprehend

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perceive

    We perceive what is presented through the senses. We apprehend what is presented to the mind, whether through the senses or by any other means. Yet perceive is used in the figurative sense of seeing through to a conclusion, in a way for which usage would not allow us to substitute apprehend; as, "Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet," John iv, 19. That which we apprehend we catch, as with the hand; that which we conceive we are able to analyze and recompose in our mind; that which we comprehend, we, as it were, grasp around, take together, seize, embrace wholly within the mind. Many things may be apprehended which can not be comprehended; a child can apprehend the distinction between right and wrong, yet the philosopher can not comprehend it in its fulness. We can apprehend the will of God as revealed in conscience or the Scriptures; we can conceive of certain attributes of Deity, as his truth and justice; but no finite intelligence can comprehend the Divine Nature, in its majesty, power, and perfection. Compare ANTICIPATE; ARREST; CATCH; KNOWLEDGE.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, comprehend, conceive, understand

    Antonyms:
    fail of, ignore, lose, misapprehend, misconceive, miss, overlook

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perceiveverb

    Synonyms:
    see, discover, note, notice, remark, observe, descry, behold, discern

  2. perceiveverb

    Synonyms:
    feel, be sensible of

  3. perceiveverb

    Synonyms:
    understand, comprehend, know

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

collect, receive



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