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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.


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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