apperceive

apperceive

[ap-er-seev]
verb (used with object), apperceived, apperceiving. Psychology.
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.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French aperceivre. See ap-1, perceive

unapperceived, adjective
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apperceive (ˌæpəˈsiːv)
 
vb
1.  to be aware of perceiving
2.  psychol to comprehend by assimilating (a perception) to ideas already in the mind
 
[C19: from Old French aperceveir, from Latin percipere to perceive]

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