Definition for Perceive (-d, -s, perceiving)

perceive (-d, -s, perceiving), v. [OFr < L. percipěre, take possession of, apprehend with the mind or senses < per, through, thoroughly + capěre, take; seize, lay hold of.] (webplay: color, felt, heard, known, light, minute, power of perceiving, process, seen, sound, woman).

  1. Realize; recognize; notice; ascertain; become aware (of); become conscious (of).
  2. See; observe; behold.
  3. [Fig.] predict; anticipate; expect; foresee; be aware of in advance.

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