Meaning of perceive

per•ceive

Pronunciation: (pur-sēv'), [key]
— -ceived, -ceiv•ing.
  1. to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses: I perceived an object looming through the mist.
  2. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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