verb (used with object), per·ceived, per·ceiv·ing.
- perceived noise decibel,
- percent sign,
Origin of perceive
Examples from the Web for perceived
They say it's frightening how the real CIA is perceived to be as clueless as Archer Co.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The most dangerous attacks are those that undermine your perceived strength.
Apple customers, on the other hand, are used to paying premium for perceived quality.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Colombia, it was perceived more like a coincidence or perhaps even an opportunistic play by the FARC.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers|Catalina Lobo-Guererro|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The speakers emphasized the diversity of the crowd and seemed to almost play defense over any perceived media attacks.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her voice betrayed how strongly she perceived the almost hopeless immensity of the task.A Spoil of Office|Hamlin Garland
Suddenly she perceived that her dress was wet with perspiration and grimy with dust.Rose of Dutcher's Coolly|Hamlin Garland
One faculty, standing unmoved in the storm of emotions which had overwhelmed him, perceived this.The House of Mystery|William Henry Irwin
In that same instant, too, Margaret perceived that he saw she had observed him.East Angels|Constance Fenimore Woolson
And she perceived that he was much abashed, and so asked him a second time, "Tell me whence you come."A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1|George Saintsbury
Word Origin for perceive
c.1300, via Anglo-French parceif, Old North French *perceivre (Old French perçoivre) "perceive, notice, see; recognize, understand," from Latin percipere "obtain, gather, seize entirely, take possession of," also, figuratively, "to grasp with the mind, learn, comprehend," literally "to take entirely," from per "thoroughly" (see per) + capere "to grasp, take" (see capable).
Replaced Old English ongietan. Both the Latin senses were in Old French, though the primary sense of Modern French percevoir is literal, "to receive, collect" (rents, taxes, etc.), while English uses the word almost always in the metaphorical sense. Related: Perceived; perceiving.