Type: verb

Definitions: (verb) If you perceive something, you believe it or understand it. (verb) If you perceive something, you notice it through one of your senses (you see it, touch it, smell it, hear it, or taste it); to be aware of something.

Examples: (verb) Education is widely perceived as a powerful way to improve the quality of life. (verb) He was unable to perceive any difference at all in the room after the changes.

Synonyms: verbs: notice, see, understand. see, understand.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 2 D