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Definition 1: become conscious of - [verb of cognition]

Samples where perceive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She finally perceived the futility of her protest

(perceive is a kind of ...) perceive (an idea or situation) mentally

"Now I see!" "I just can't see your point" "Does she realize how important this decision is?" "I don't understand the idea"

(... is a kind of perceive ) become aware of not through the senses but instinctively

"I sense his hostility" "I smell trouble" "smell out corruption"

Definition 2: to become aware of through the senses - [verb of perception]

Samples where perceive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

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