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1    to become aware of (something) through the senses, esp. the sight; recognize or observe  
2    tr; may take a clause as object   to come to comprehend; grasp  
     (C13: from Old French perçoivre, from Latin percipere seize entirely, from per- (thoroughly) + capere to grasp)  
  perceivable      adj  
  perceivability      n  
  perceivably      adv  
  perceiver      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    be aware of, behold, descry, discern, discover, distinguish, espy, make out, note, notice, observe, recognize, remark, see, spot  
2    appreciate, apprehend, comprehend, conclude, deduce, feel, gather, get     (informal)   get the message, get the picture, grasp, know, learn, realize, see, sense, suss (out)     (slang)   understand  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
"I just realised how important is that trip for you."
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