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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
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