definition 1: to become aware of by means of the senses.
example: The students are learning how the brain perceives sound.
example: The dog perceived a change in its owner and became alarmed.
example: If we smell something continually over a length of time, eventually we no longer perceive it.
definition 2: to mentally notice or distinguish, or to grasp and comprehend what something is.
example: I can’t perceive the difference between these concepts.
example: He hoped that his enemy could not perceive his weakness.
example: She did not perceive her daughter’s feelings of jealousy.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb perceive (definition 2)
perceive + NOUN: ~ danger, ~ threat, ~ risk, ~ need, ~ lack, ~ benefit, ~ advantage, ~ disadvantage, ~ weakness, ~ unfairness, ~ barrier, ~ injustice, ~ bias, ~ reality, ~ wisdom