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perceive

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1  —as in:
perceive the system as unfair
Definition to view in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
  • She finally perceived the futility of her protest.
perceived = viewed in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The company wants to make sure it's low price is not perceived as implying low quality.
  • perceived = viewed in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
  • She perceives more risk in the trip than he does.
  • When my father was in my life, wrestling me for control of that life, I perceived him with the eyes of a soldier, through a fog of conflict.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • perceived = viewed (in a certain way)
  • For the first time he perceived that if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • perceived = understood (saw in a certain way)
  • When groups perceive that it's in their interest to work hard and achieve things, members of that group outperform other similarly situated individuals.
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • perceive = understand (see in a certain way)
  • He brooded at length over what he perceived to be his father's moral shortcomings, the hypocrisy of his parents' lifestyle, the tyranny of their conditional love.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • perceived = saw (in a certain way) so as to form a belief
  • You must have observed his attentions; and though you always received them very properly (I have no accusation to make on that head), I never perceived them to be unpleasant to you.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • perceived = saw (in a certain way) or believed
  • You perceive, then, that he is not happy?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • perceive = view in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
  • ...you perceive, as well as myself, not only in this, but in many other circumstances, reason enough to be convinced that....
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
perceive = view in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion

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2  —as in:
though blind, can perceive light
Definition to become aware of — especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
  • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon.
perceive = see (become aware of)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It's one thing to perceive something with the senses and another to understand its importance.
  • perceive = become aware of
  • In short, we can only have inexact conceptions of things we perceive with our senses.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • perceive = become aware of
  • Medea had said she did not know if those slaves in her father's halls could perceive what happened to them.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • perceive = have awareness of (understand)
  • Suddenly he perceived the word for it: sunshine.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • perceived = became aware of
  • But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • perceive = see
  • Here, the eye was first attracted to a black, bat-like creature that danced on the sand, and only later perceived the body above it.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • perceived = saw (became aware of)
  • At first I perceived that he tried to suppress his emotion; he placed his hands before his eyes, and my voice quivered and failed me as I beheld tears trickle fast from between his fingers; a groan burst from his heaving breast.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • perceived = saw (became aware)
  • I had started on a path of awareness, had perceived something elemental about my brother, my father, myself. I had discerned the ways in which we had been sculpted by a tradition given to us by others, a tradition of which we were either willfully or accidentally ignorant.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • perceived = become aware of
  • She certainly understands you better than you are understood by the greater part of those who have known you so long; and with regard to some others, I can perceive, from occasional lively hints, the unguarded expressions of the moment, that she could define many as accurately, did not delicacy forbid it.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
perceive = see (understand)

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