|1.||to become aware of (something) through the senses, esp the sight; recognize or observe|
|2.||(tr; may take a clause as object) to come to comprehend; grasp|
|[C13: from Old French perçoivre, from Latin percipere seize entirely, from |
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.