apperceive

apperceive
transitive verb (-ceived; -ceiving) Etymology: French apercevoir Date: 1843 to have apperception of

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  • Apperceive — Ap per*ceive , v. t. [F. apercevoir, fr. L. ad + percipere, perceptum, to perceive. See {Perceive}.] To perceive; to comprehend. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apperceive — index note (notice), perceive, understand Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • apperceive — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. apercevoir (see APPERCEPTION (Cf. apperception)). In modern psychological use, a back formation from apperception. Related: Apperceived; apperceiving …   Etymology dictionary

  • apperceive — [ap΄ər sēv′] vt. apperceived, apperceiving [ME aperceiven < OFr aperceivre < L ad , to + percipere, PERCEIVE] 1. Psychol. to assimilate and interpret (new ideas, impressions, etc.) by the help of past experience 2. Obs. to perceive …   English World dictionary

  • apperceive — /ap euhr seev /, v.t., apperceived, apperceiving. Psychol. 1. to have conscious perception of; comprehend. 2. to comprehend (a new idea) by assimilation with the sum of one s previous knowledge and experience. [1250 1300; ME < OF aperceivre. See… …   Universalium

  • apperceive — verb To be aware of perceiving; to understand a perception by linking it mentally with a mass of existing ideas of the same object. See Also: apperception …   Wiktionary

  • apperceive — ap·per·ceive .ap ər sēv vt, ceived; ceiv·ing to have apperception of …   Medical dictionary

  • apperceive — v. grasp new concepts; comprehend; perceive …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apperceive — ap·per·ceive …   English syllables

  • apperceive — ap•per•ceive [[t]ˌæp ərˈsiv[/t]] v. t. ceived, ceiv•ing psl cog to comprehend from previous experience • Etymology: 1250–1300; < OF aperceivre. See ap I, pertain …   From formal English to slang

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