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English definition of “perceive”

perceive

verb [T]     /pəˈsiːv/ formal
THINK to think of something or someone in a particular way: [often passive] The British are often perceived as being very formal .Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
NOTICE to notice something that is not easy to notice : We perceived a faint light in the distance .Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
(Definition of perceive verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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