Meaning of apperceive

ap•per•ceive

Pronunciation: (ap"ur-sēv'), [key]
— -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
  1. to have conscious perception of; comprehend.
  2. to comprehend (a new idea) by assimilation with the sum of one's previous knowledge and experience.
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