Definitions of perceive

  1.   To obtain knowledge of through the senses; to receive impressions from by means of the bodily organs; to take cognizance of the existence, character, or identity of, by means of the senses; to see, hear, or feel; as, to perceive a distant ship; to perceive a discord.
  2.   To apprehend by the senses; to discera; to know; to understand.
  3.   to become aware of through the senses; " I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
  4.   become conscious of; " She finally perceived the futility of her protest"
  5.   To obtain knowledge through the senses: to see: to understand: to discern.
  7.   Perceivably.
  8.   To take intellectual cognizance of; to apprehend by the mind; to be convinced of by direct intuition; to note; to remark; to discern; to see; to understand.
  9.   To obtain knowledge of by the senses; to see; hear, feel, taste, or smell; discern.
  10.   To discover by the mind or senses; discern.
  11.   To have the knowledge of external objects through the medium of the senses; to observe; to know; to understand; to discover.
  12.   Percelvable.
  13.   To be affected of influented by.
  14.   To know by means of the senses; discern; understand; note.

Quotes of perceive

  1. Thus the same object may supply a practical perception to one person and a speculative one to another, or the same person may perceive it partly practically and partly speculatively. – Samuel Alexander
  2. The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained. – David Bohm
  3. The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody. – Albert Camus
  4. Our bodies are hanging along for the ride, but my brain is talking to your brain. And if we want to understand who we are and how we feel and perceive we really understand what brains are. – Jeff Hawkins
  5. The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds. – William James
  6. There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see. – John Masefield
  7. By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth. – Yukio Mishima
  8. You can't think about how people will perceive you or your character. All you can do is focus on your work. The rest is up to the universe. I've been acting for 16 years. I've done 55 movies and, in all seriousness, there's maybe five that are good and the rest are crap. – Robert Patrick
  9. 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
  10. In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life. – Marcel Proust
  11. It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance, for it requires knowledge to perceive it; and, therefore, he that can perceive it hath it not. – Jeremy Taylor
  12. For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards. – Sun Tzu
  13. Everything I do is collaborative. It's just my way. I'm really very interested in how the other musicians perceive the song. – Cassandra Wilson

Usage examples for perceive

  1. But perhaps five years hence, in any case, certainly fifty years hence, everyone will perceive it. ” – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  2. You will perceive that you cannot increase less than two stitches at once. ” – The Ladies' Knitting and Netting Book by Miss Watts
  3. If I perceive anything. ” – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  4. Does your lordship not perceive – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  5. On they came directly towards our black enemies, who did not perceive them till they were within a distance of four or five hundred yards. ” – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. She shuddered as it occurred to her that he would be quite cold and that some one might perceive he had been dead since morning. ” – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  7. “ I have now raised my head, and perceive that Sir Roger does not look very much convinced. ” – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  8. “ " Get thee gone now, and rest, my sister, for I perceive that thy powers are great," said Umzilikazi with a wave of the hand. ” – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford
  9. My strength is nearly gone- you must perceive that it is- and I do not, perhaps, express myself clearly. ” – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  10. Cornish walked on the right- hand side of the road, which made it all the easier for Mrs. Vansittart to perceive him from her bedroom window as he passed Oranje Straat. ” – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. Whence do we know without the testimony of Scripture that the saints perceive the prayers of each one? ” – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  12. This is an important circumstance; and therefore it will be necessary to discuss the matter at some little length, as we here perceive a wide contrast between this great planet and the other planets which have previously occupied our attention. ” – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  13. But we cannot perceive any of the motion of which we are writing. ” – The Ocean and its Wonders by R.M. Ballantyne
  14. But that we perceive it is something. ” – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  15. “ I perceive a most definite change in the young man, John. ” – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  16. “ " Sir," said he, " I perceive that you are a stranger, for the way is both short and easy, so that the children are those who most delight in it; and if a man were in great haste he could go there and return in a little while. ” – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  17. “ No sooner did Blucher perceive that Napoleon had retired from Silesia, than he resumed the offensive, and descended from the position he had taken up at Jauer. ” – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  18. It was soon too dark to perceive the vessel. ” – The Pirate by Frederick Marryat
  19. There are spirits in the deep that no other ear can comprehend; no other eye perceive – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  20. When we are considering the actual data of sensation in this connection, it is important to realise that two sense- data may be, and must sometimes be, really different when we cannot perceive any difference between them. ” – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

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Idioms for perceive

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