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Verb: perceive  pu(r)'seev
  1. To become aware of through the senses
    "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon";
    - comprehend
     
  2. Become conscious of
    "She finally perceived the futility of her protest"

Derived forms: perceived, perceiving, perceives

Type of: realise [Brit], realize, see, understand

Encyclopedia: Perceive