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perceive

verb

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1 to have a vague awareness of
  • I thought I perceived a problem, but I wasn't sure

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2 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • perceived that it was going to be a nice day

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3 to have a clear idea of
  • I perceive your point, but I still disagree

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The first known use of perceive was in the 14th century

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“Perceive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/perceive. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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