Definition of 'perceive'
Example sentences containing 'perceive'
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What has changed is the perceived need for more homes and for growth. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What he has to accept is that this is not how he was widely perceived on arrival. Times, Sunday Times (2008) This perceived need can lead us to share too much with the wrong people. Christianity Today (2000)But now there is a widely perceived right not to be offended. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How did his programs meet a need that he perceived in language training? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)But it does tell you that our country is widely perceived as the softest touch in the world. The Sun (2014)You prioritised your own perceived need to sort out your love life above safety of other road users. The Sun (2008)Windsor and colleagues have referred to these as service demands or wants or as perceived or felt needs. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)This change meets the perceived needs of the management structure at the expense of the effectiveness of the service. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It would have been interesting to know whether the visit was perceived as a success or merely a political manoeuvre. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There's a perceived elitism and something aloof about him. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Social status and perceived success are also important factors, he said. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If she does compete against the men, what would be perceived as success? Times, Sunday Times (2012)First, your "negative" must be widely perceived as a negative. THE 22 IMMUTABLE LAWS OF MARKETING (1993)Although close to her two stepchildren, she saw no need to be perceived as nurturing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet theirs was widely perceived as the only international assembly which had any claim to reflect the views of the people of the world. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)I'm just trying to give women the confidence to take action when they perceive something is wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What replaces it will be more responsive to society's wants, if not its perceived needs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When one single issue reaches 50 per cent, the public perceive it is something which needs to be addressed urgently. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A similar ban introduced in Ireland in 2010 is widely perceived to have been a disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are still widely perceived as a rabble, and as such cannot possibly obtain funding or be taken seriously by the political class '. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The EU influence is widely perceived to be anathema to that, and as being in hock to big business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'perceive'
British English: perceive VERB
If you perceive something, you see, notice, or realize it, especially when it is not obvious.
Students must perceive for themselves the relationship between success and effort.
Definition of perceive from the Collins English Dictionary
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