- to have conscious perception of; comprehend.
- to comprehend (a new idea) by assimilation with the sum of one's previous knowledge and experience.
Origin of apperceive
Examples from the Web for apperceive
Spirits say they know such by their coldness, and that when they apperceive the cold they depart from them.
From my perception, then, of hoof or sound I apperceive cow.Applied Psychology for Nurses
Mary F. Porter
On the contrary, they apperceive every experience and assign it to its place.The Meaning of Truth
The housewife may apperceive old rags as something to be thrown away; a ragpicker, as something to be gathered up.The Psychology of Salesmanship</p>
William Walker Atkinson
Then the queen departed into her chamber so that no man should apperceive her great sorrows.Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)
Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
- to be aware of perceiving
- psychol to comprehend by assimilating (a perception) to ideas already in the mind
Word Origin and History for apperceive
c.1300, from Old French apercevoir (see apperception). In modern psychological use, a back-formation from apperception. Related: Apperceived; apperceiving.