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perceiver (pəˈsiːvə) 



  1. a person who sees, recognises or observes
  2. a person who comprehends or grasps something

perceive (pəˈsiːv Pronunciation for perceive



  1. to become aware of (something) through the senses, esp the sight; recognize or observe
  2. (transitive; may take a clause as object) to come to comprehend; grasp

Derived Forms

perˈceivable adjective
perˌceivaˈbility noun
perˈceivably adverb
perˈceiver noun

Word Origin

C13: from Old French perçoivre, from Latin percipere seize entirely, from per- (thoroughly) + capere to grasp

Example Sentences Including 'perceiver'

And sexual power - as a visible characteristic feature - does not exist - except in the eye of the perceiver.
Sedgbeer, Sandra Sexual Power


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