verb (used with object), sensed, sens·ing.
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SYNONYMS FOR sense
OTHER WORDS FROM sensehalf-sensed, adjectiveun·sensed, adjectiveun·sens·ing, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for come to one's senses
- the import of an expression as contrasted with its referent. Thus the morning star and the evening star have the same reference, Venus, but different senses
- the property of an expression by virtue of which its referent is determined
- that which one grasps in understanding an expression
- to test or locate the position of (a part of computer hardware)
- to read (data)
Word Origin for sense
Medicine definitions for come to one's senses
Idioms and Phrases with come to one's senses (1 of 2)
Return to thinking or behaving sensibly and reasonably; recover consciousness. For example, I wish he'd come to his senses and stop playing around. This term employs senses in the sense of “normal or sane mental faculties,” and in the earliest recorded use (1637) it meant “recover from a swoon.” Its broader present-day meaning dates from the mid-1800s. The related bring someone to his or her senses was used by John Gay in his Beggars' Opera (1727). Also see take leave (of one's senses).
Idioms and Phrases with come to one's senses (2 of 2)
see come to one's senses; horse sense; in a sense; lull into (a false sense of security); make sense; sixth sense; take leave of (one's senses); talk sense.