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English verb: perceive

1. perceive (perception) to become aware of through the senses


SamplesI could perceive the ship coming over the horizon.


Synonymscomprehend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)ache, apperceive, catch, divine, dream, feel, find, hallucinate, hear, hurt, listen, misperceive, pick up, pick up, receive, see, see through, sense, sight, smell, spy, suffer, taste, touch

2. perceive (cognition) become conscious of


SamplesShe finally perceived the futility of her protest.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)realise, realize, see, understand


Narrower (hyponym)sense, smell, smell out









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