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Synonyms for perception
pərˈsɛp ʃənper·cep·tion

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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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perception

    Synonyms:
    cognizance, apprehension, sight, understanding, discernment

    Antonyms:
    incognizance, ignorance, imperception, misapprehension, misunderstanding

Princeton's WordNet

  1. percept, perception, perceptual experiencenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    percept, perceptual experience, sensing

  2. perceptionnoun

    a way of conceiving something

    "Luther had a new perception of the Bible"

    Synonyms:
    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  3. perceptionnoun

    the process of perceiving

    Synonyms:
    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  4. perceptionnoun

    knowledge gained by perceiving

    "a man admired for the depth of his perception"

    Synonyms:
    percept, sensing, perceptual experience

  5. sensing, perceptionnoun

    becoming aware of something via the senses

    Synonyms:
    percept, perceptual experience, detection, sensing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perceptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    seeing, discernment, sense, taste, sensation

  2. perceptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    understanding, notion, idea, apprehension

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perceptionnoun

    Synonyms:
    cognizance, discernment, sensation, feeling

    Antonyms:
    imperception

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How to use perception in a sentence?

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness depends on perception, not on possessions.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    My perception of your beauty was far more erotic than your real beauty! Am I to be blamed for taking too much effort on my part in beautifying you or did you fail in seducing me?

  3. H.W. Mann:

    Perception determines our reality, our life experience, our sub conscious programming, our physical and mental health. Perception may control our lives, but we control perception. Perception is interpretation by the brain. It can be of the sub conscious or conscious. While conscious, we determine our perception.

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Every judicial verdict on whatever crime defines and describes the context and conception of the law and executes transparent justice accordingly. Whereas, the presiding judge and a panel of judges stay away from their personal feelings of perception, sympathy, anger, or revenge on any point and measure; otherwise, verdict falls under the failure of fair-decision and becomes morally and legally ineffective and invalid.

  5. Charo Bishop:

    All optional. Voluntarily. Some girls were excited to do those things, in terms of being an escort, that was never a perception I had. I think that being friendly and receptive and welcoming to sponsors is completely different than being an escort.


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