Meaning of “perceive” in the English Dictionary

"perceive" in British English

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perceiveverb [ T ]

uk /pəˈsiːv/ us /pɚ-/

perceive verb [ T ] (BELIEVE)

C1 to come to an opinion about something, or have a belief about something:

How do the French perceive the British?
Women's magazines are often perceived to be superficial.

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(Definition of “perceive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"perceive" in American English

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perceiveverb [ T ]

us /pərˈsiv/

perceive verb [ T ] (THINK OF)

to think of something in a particular way:

The way people perceive the real world is strongly influenced by the language they speak.
In those days, crime wasn’t even perceived as a problem.

perceive verb [ T ] (NOTICE)

to notice something or someone by using sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell:

I perceived something moving in the shadows.

(Definition of “perceive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)