Not so, Sides and Vavreck conclude: “Had [Romney] been perceived as favorably as Obama, he likely would have lost anyway.”
It is a recasting that is deeply at odds with how Paul is perceived by his enemies and by many of his supporters.
Once she overcame her shock, Esfandiari realized she was arrested because she was perceived as an agent provocateur.
Depth of field is quickly lost and perceived hues of pink and blue fog fill the room, causing a bit of a disorienting effect.
And when at last it is perceived that such pity cannot lead to effectual succor, common sense bids the soul be rid of it.
Anders perceived the delusion behind the grayness, and then there was nothing at all.
I then perceived that there was a very unusual expression in his face.
On the right I perceived distant lights in windows, so I hurried toward them.
But of the arc which He disclosed no one group of His followers has as yet perceived the whole.
At that time its subtile contradictions were not perceived, nor its practical evils developed.
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.