Definition of perceive
- perceived threats
- was perceived as a loser
I thought I perceived a problem, but I wasn't sure.
perceived that it was going to be a nice day
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appreciate, apprehend, assimilate, behold, catch, catch on (to), cognize, compass, comprehend, conceive, cotton (to or on to), decipher, decode, dig, discern, get, grasp, intuit, know, make, make out, recognize, register, savvy, see, seize, sense, tumble (to), twig, understand;
pick up on;
: to notice or become aware of (something)
: to think of (someone or something) as being something stated
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