1. [ verb ] to become aware of through the senses
Synonyms: comprehend

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

Related terms: see hear feel listen pick_up smell catch find dream touch sight taste hurt misperceive see_through divine hallucinate apperceive comprehension sensing
2. [ verb ] become conscious of

"She finally perceived the futility of her protest"

Related terms: understand sense perception
Similar spelling:   perceiver