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Synonyms for perceive
pərˈsiv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perceive, comprehend(verb)

    to become aware of through the senses

    "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

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

  2. perceive(verb)

    become conscious of

    "She finally perceived the futility of her protest"

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perceive

    Synonyms:
    discern, distinguish, descry, observe, feel, touch, see, recognize, understand, know

    Antonyms:
    miss, misobserve, overlook, misunderstand, misconceive, misperceive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perceive(v. a.)

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

  2. perceive(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    feel, be sensible of

  3. perceive(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    understand, comprehend, know

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perceive(v)

    Synonyms:
    see, discern, observe, apprehend, comprehend, understand

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    collect, receive

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How to use perceive in a sentence?

  1. Donna Pescow:

    I don't think you can ever perceive this sort of lightening in a bottle, i think they were hoping it would do at least well enough to make it's money back. Then, suddenly, it became so popular it took on a whole other life.

  2. Lucretius:

    Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.

  3. Brad Bell:

    We've found that the more isolation that employees experience or perceive, that has a negative impact on a number of important outcomes... their satisfaction with their work, i think it can certainly lead to stress. It can undermine wellbeing.

  4. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay:

    Language, the machine of the poet, is best fitted for his purpose in its rudest state. Nations, like individuals, first perceive, and then abstract. They advance from particular images to general terms. Hence the vocabulary of an enlightened society is philosophical, that of a half-civilized people is poetical.

  5. Tom Higham:

    I'm an atheist, i perceive this as an archeological dating problem. We have some bones and we're trying to get as much information out of them as we can.


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