So, why do many of us perceive Whole Foods and the Creation Museum so differently?
Many Syrians, meanwhile, are angered by what they perceive as U.S. indifference to their suffering.
It is how you perceive the world and how the world perceives you.
Angry citizens who perceive the regime as weak in the face of international aggression are a nightmare for Beijing.
Do you think that the public will perceive you any differently after all that's been in the news about you?
At least that is how I interpret the uneasiness, the hesitation, which I now seemed to perceive in him.
And Buck was just sober enough to perceive that he was being held lightly.
I could not perceive the expression of the man's face, but he was a long while answering.
I cannot perceive that our own comprehension of it is at all essential to the matter.
Only a short while; then the thought comes to them in the shape of a dilemma—Miss Lees being the first to perceive it.
c.1300, via Anglo-French parceif, Old North French *perceivre (Old French perçoivre) "perceive, notice, see; recognize, understand," from Latin percipere "obtain, gather, seize entirely, take possession of," also, figuratively, "to grasp with the mind, learn, comprehend," literally "to take entirely," from per "thoroughly" (see per) + capere "to grasp, take" (see capable).
Replaced Old English ongietan. Both the Latin senses were in Old French, though the primary sense of Modern French percevoir is literal, "to receive, collect" (rents, taxes, etc.), while English uses the word almost always in the metaphorical sense. Related: Perceived; perceiving.
perceive per·ceive (pər-sēv')
v. per·ceived, per·ceiv·ing, per·ceives
To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
To achieve understanding of; apprehend.