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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 for "perceive":

    collect, receive

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How to use perceive in a sentence?

  1. Albert Camus:

    The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.

  2. Hans Zollner:

    Local church leaders perceive the problem of abuse very differently.

  3. Ines Dumig:

    I think everyone interprets by themselves, by however way they perceive it through their own experience. That's up to the viewer, it depends on who looks at the pictures. ... Everyone will see something different.

  4. Anouk Aimee:

    You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.

  5. The Dhammapada:

    The faults of others are easily perceived, but those of oneself are difficult to perceive; a man winnows his neighbour?s faults like chaff, but his own fault he hides as a cheat hides the false dice from the gamester.


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