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Synonyms for perception
pərˈsɛp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. percept, perception, perceptual experience(noun)

    the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept

    percept, perceptual experience, sensing

  2. perception(noun)

    a way of conceiving something

    "Luther had a new perception of the Bible"

    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  3. perception(noun)

    the process of perceiving

    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  4. perception(noun)

    knowledge gained by perceiving

    "a man admired for the depth of his perception"

    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  5. sensing, perception(noun)

    becoming aware of something via the senses

    percept, perceptual experience, detection, sensing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perception

    Knowledge is all that the mind knows, from whatever source derived or obtained, or by whatever process; the aggregate of facts, truths, or principles acquired or retained by the mind, including alike the intuitions native to the mind and all that has been learned respecting phenomena, causes, laws, principles, literature, etc. There is a tendency to regard knowledge as accurate and systematic, and to a certain degree complete. Information is knowledge of fact, real or supposed, derived from persons, books, or observation, and is regarded as casual and haphazard. We say of a studious man that he has a great store of knowledge, or of an intelligent man of the world, that he has a fund of varied information. Lore is used only in poetic or elevated style, for accumulated knowledge, as of a people or age, or in a more limited sense for learning or erudition. We speak of perception of external objects, apprehension of intellectual truth. Simple perception gives a limited knowledge of external objects, merely as such; the cognition of the same objects is a knowledge of them in some relation; cognizance is the formal or official recognition of something as an object of knowledge; we take cognizance of it. Intuition is primary knowledge antecedent to all teaching or reasoning, experience is knowledge that has entered directly into one's own life; as, a child's experience that fire will burn. Learning is much higher than information, being preeminently wide and systematic knowledge, the result of long, assiduous study; erudition is recondite learning secured only by extraordinary industry, opportunity, and ability. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; EDUCATION; SCIENCE; WISDOM.

    acquaintance, apprehension, cognition, cognizance, comprehension, erudition, experience, information, intelligence, intuition, knowledge, learning, light, lore, recognition, scholarship, science, wisdom

    ignorance, illiteracy, inexperience, misapprehension, misconception, misunderstanding, rudeness, unfamiliarity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perception

    cognizance, apprehension, sight, understanding, discernment

    incognizance, ignorance, imperception, misapprehension, misunderstanding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perception(n.)

    seeing, discernment, sense, taste, sensation

  2. perception(n.)

    understanding, notion, idea, apprehension

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perception(n)

    cognizance, discernment, sensation, feeling


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  1. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail:

    I believe the Malaysian people want Dato' Sri Najib to go on leave as prime minister so as not to create the perception of abuse of power or process to halt or hinder a full and transparent investigation on this very serious issue.

  2. Cometan:

    Even Time kneels before the mightiness of Perception.

  3. Dave Karger:

    The Hollywood Foreign Press is very aware of the fact that they've been a punching bag to some highbrow critics over the years and I think they're conscious of trying to change their perception.

  4. Jeff Eastin:

    What really shocked me about New York, I have to say, are the people. I mean, I sort of—being from Colorado originally and then from L.A., there was sort of a perception that people from New York can be very cold and sort of distant. I was really surprised that that was the exact opposite of what I found. I found that people there were incredibly nice, incredibly warm.

  5. South Korea finance ministry:

    We plan to change the social perception on various family forms to boost the birth rate, we want to expand support for single mothers and also launch campaigns that will change people's perceptions of couples living together.

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