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apperceive

[ap-er-seev] /ˌæp ərˈsiv/
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
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French aperceivre. See ap-1, perceive
Related forms
unapperceived, adjective
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apperceive

/ˌæpəˈsiːv/
verb (transitive)
1.
to be aware of perceiving
2.
(psychol) to comprehend by assimilating (a perception) to ideas already in the mind
Word Origin
C19: from Old French aperceveir, from Latin percipere to perceive
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apperceive

v.

c.1300, from Old French apercevoir (see apperception). In modern psychological use, a back-formation from apperception. Related: Apperceived; apperceiving.

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