apperceive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v apperceive perceive in terms of a past experience
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Apperceive To perceive; to comprehend.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apperceive To be conscious of perceiving; comprehend (what is perceived); loosely, to perceive; notice: used specifically of internal perception or self-consciousness. See apperception.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. apercevoir, fr. L. ad, + percipere, perceptum, to perceive. See Perceive

Usage

In literature:

Certain signs of passion are all that we ever apperceive externally.
"Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic" by Henri Bergson
Spirits say they know such by their coldness, and that when they apperceive the cold they depart from them.
"Earths In Our Solar System Which Are Called Planets, and Earths In The Starry Heaven Their Inhabitants, And The Spirits And Angels There" by Emanuel Swedenborg
In this manner we accept the forms imposed upon us by utility, and train ourselves to apperceive their potential beauty.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
The housewife may apperceive old rags as something to be thrown away; a ragpicker, as something to be gathered up.
"The Psychology of Salesmanship" by William Walker Atkinson
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