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1. perceive

verb. ['pɝˈsiːv'] to become aware of through the senses.

Synonyms

  • dream
  • divine
  • listen
  • comprehend
  • sense
  • hear
  • smell
  • see through
  • pick up
  • touch
  • find
  • taste
  • spy
  • feel
  • misperceive
  • receive
  • suffer
  • see
  • catch
  • hallucinate
  • apperceive
  • ache
  • hurt

Antonyms

  • subhuman
  • profane
  • disobey
  • exclude

Etymology

  • perceiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ''[[percevoir]], [[perceveir]]'' (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Perceive

  • preconceive
  • misconceive
  • satanjeev
  • disbelieve
  • vancleve
  • tel-aviv
  • maharive
  • interweave
  • interleave
  • sanjiv
  • retrieve
  • reprieve
  • mccleave
  • conceive
  • relieve
  • receive
  • rajiv
  • laneve
  • geneve
  • deceive
  • believe
  • aggrieve
  • stieve
  • steve
  • sleeve
  • shreve
  • shreeve
  • naive
  • kleve
  • grieve

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A common misspelling of perceive is preceive

Example sentences of the word perceive


1. Adjective
What humans perceive as color depends on the wavelength of that light.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
People in general are usually more comfortable with people they perceive as being similar to them.

Quotes containing the word perceive


1. Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. To perceive is to suffer.
- Aristotle

3. My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

2. perceive

verb. ['pɝˈsiːv'] become conscious of.

Synonyms

  • realise
  • see
  • smell out
  • sense
  • smell
  • realize

Antonyms

  • wake
  • imperfection
  • layman
  • inglorious

Etymology

  • perceiven (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ''[[percevoir]], [[perceveir]]'' (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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