verb (used with object), per·ceived, per·ceiv·ing.
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Origin of perceive
synonym study for perceive
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Example sentences from the Web for perceive
I find it to be a very interesting concept—turning the weapons on who he perceives to be the perpetrators.David Oyelowo on Playing Martin Luther King Jr., Ebola Fears, and Race in Hollywood|Marlow Stern|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He perceives the sounds of evil intent where others detect only well-meaning (if possibly misguided) enthusiasm.America’s Cassandra: David Mamet Speaks on the Lies of Obama and War|Lloyd Grove|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the president is simply rewarding two men he perceives as having been loyal to him.
Much will depend on the outcome of the January 22 election and how Netanyahu perceives the line-up of willing coalition partners.
He perceives them as vital coalition allies and therefore does not support any electoral reform that will diminish their power.
The matter is more difficult than a superficial Utilitarianism perceives.
The excellent vernacular Keith;—still a fine breadth of accent in him, one perceives!History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
He perceives in this a symbol, which is always a dangerous temptation to a mind of refined susceptibilities.The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races|Arthur, comte de Gobineau
“I used to be like that,” said he, looking up like a child who perceives that he is interesting.Higgins|Norman Duncan
It perceives that its very institutions will be imperiled by such a condition.