Meaning of perceive
Pronunciation: (pur-sēv'), [key]
— -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
- to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses: I perceived an object looming through the mist.
- to recognize, discern, envision, or understand: I perceive a note of sarcasm in your voice. This is a nice idea but I perceive difficulties in putting it into practice.
- perceive (Thesaurus)