Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb perceive

2 senses of perceive

Sense 1
perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 2
perceive -- (become conscious of; "She finally perceived the futility of her protest")
       => understand, realize, realise, see -- (perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea")

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