well-perceived

perceive

[per-seev]
verb (used with object), perceived, perceiving.
1.
to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses: I perceived an object looming through the mist.
2.
to recognize, discern, envision, or understand: I perceive a note of sarcasm in your voice. This is a nice idea but I perceive difficulties in putting it into practice.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English perceiven < Anglo-French *perceivre, for perçoivre < Latin percipere to lay hold of, grasp, equivalent to per- per- + -cipere, combining form of capere to take

perceivedly [per-see-vid-lee, -seevd-] , adverb
perceivedness, noun
perceiver, noun
perceivingness, noun
nonperceiving, adjective
reperceive, verb (used with object), reperceived, reperceiving.
self-perceiving, adjective
unperceived, adjective
unperceiving, adjective
well-perceived, adjective


1. note, discover, observe, descry, distinguish. See notice.
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perceive (pəˈsiːv)
 
vb
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 per- (thoroughly) + capere to grasp]
 
per'ceivable
 
adj
 
perceiva'bility
 
n
 
per'ceivably
 
adv
 
per'ceiver
 
n

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perceive
c.1300, via Anglo-Fr. parceif, O.N.Fr. *perceivre, O.Fr. perçoivre, from L. percipere "obtain, gather," also, metaphorically, "to grasp with the mind," lit. "to take entirely," from per "thoroughly" + capere "to grasp, take" (see capable). Replaced O.E. ongietan.
Both the L. senses were in O.Fr., though the primary sense of Mod.Fr. percevoir is literal, "to receive, collect" (rents, taxes, etc.), while Eng. uses the word almost always in the metaphorical sense.
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perceive per·ceive (pər-sēv')
v. per·ceived, per·ceiv·ing, per·ceives

  1. To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.

  2. To achieve understanding of; apprehend.


per·ceiv'a·ble adj.
per·ceiv'a·bly adv.
per·ceiv'er n.
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