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apperceive

[ ap-er-seev ]
/ 藢忙p 蓹r藞siv /
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verb (used with object), ap路per路ceived, ap路per路ceiv路ing.Psychology.
to have conscious perception of; comprehend.
to comprehend (a new idea) by assimilation with the sum of one's previous knowledge and experience.
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Origin of apperceive

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English word from Old French word aperceivre.See ap-1, perceive

OTHER WORDS FROM apperceive

un路ap路per路ceived, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apperceive

apperceive
/ (藢忙p蓹藞si藧v) /

verb (tr)
to be aware of perceiving
psychol to comprehend by assimilating (a perception) to ideas already in the mind

Word Origin for apperceive

C19: from Old French aperceveir, from Latin percipere to perceive
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