Synonyms of perceive in English:


See definition of perceive


1‘Belinda immediately perceived the flaws in her story’


discern, recognize, become cognizant of, become aware of, become conscious of, come to know, get to know, tell, distinguish, grasp, understand, take in, make out, find, identify, hit on, comprehend, apprehend, figure out, deduce, conclude, see, discover, learn, appreciate, realize, ascertain, sense, divine, intuit

informal catch on to, have an aha moment

British informal twig

rare cognize

2‘sharks and rays cannot perceive colour’


see, make out, pick out, discern, detect, catch sight of, spot, observe, glimpse, notice, recognize, identify

hear, smell, sniff, sniff out, scent, nose out, feel, taste, sense

3‘he was perceived as too negative’


look on, view, regard, consider, think of, judge, deem, appraise, assess, adjudge, figure, figure out, size up, value, rate, suppose, think, sum up, weigh up