Einstein perceived that energy and matter are equivalent.
We could perceive three figures in the fog.
The ear perceives sounds.
An old technology that is still perceived as useful; a politician who is perceived to be a dissembler.
An example of perceive is what a woman might think about giving birth after hearing other women's birth stories.
Origin of perceive
- Middle English perceiven from Old French perceivre from Latin percipere per- per- capere to seize kap- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition