PERCEIVE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 verb. 1. to be aware of or acknowledge via the senses. 2. to comprehend or retain the connotation of something. PERCEIVE: "I'm not sure how she would perceive this, but my guess is not well." Related Psychology Terms COPULA PARAPHRASE PARAMIMISM AUXILIARY VERB THEORY OF FORMS CAUSATIVE VERB PERCEPTUAL REPRESENTATION SYSTEM (PRS) CAUSATIVE VERB AGRAMMATISM PARSE Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PERCEIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/perceive/ (accessed July 18, 2018).