verb (used with object), ap·per·ceived, ap·per·ceiv·ing. Psychology.
Origin of apperceive
Examples from the Web for apperceive
In this manner we accept the forms imposed upon us by utility, and train ourselves to apperceive their potential beauty.The Sense of Beauty|George Santayana
From my perception, then, of hoof or sound I apperceive cow.Applied Psychology for Nurses|Mary F. Porter
Spirits say they know such by their coldness, and that when they apperceive the cold they depart from them.
The housewife may apperceive old rags as something to be thrown away; a ragpicker, as something to be gathered up.The Psychology of Salesmanship|William Walker Atkinson
On the contrary, they apperceive every experience and assign it to its place.The Meaning of Truth|William James
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Word Origin for apperceive
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.