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1. To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
2. To achieve understanding of; apprehend.

per·ceiv′a·ble adj.
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But yet, he was astonished, while viewing all these bodies, not to perceive the survivors.
Moreover, prior negative experience will reduce users' dependence on search engines, leading them to intentionally choose other methods of obtaining information, and will lead them to perceive that they do not depend on use of search engines in their work role.
In the view of Internet shopping, both are assumed to be closely linked as the dispute is such that an Internet user who identifies that purchasing through the Internet is effortless should, in turn, develop a tendency to perceive it as useful.
The work status and income level of the parents can be said to be effective at the stress level that the sportmen perceive.
Hence, conventional metaphors can positively affect how people cognitively perceive a communicated message, for example, by increasing perceived argument quality (Hartman, 2012) and by decreasing perceived message complexity (Burgers, Konijn, Steen, & Iepsma, 2015).
Specifically, college students that perceive their parents as more disapproving of their alcohol use tend to consume significantly less alcohol and experience fewer associated negative consequences.
Past research also suggests that professionals tend to resist using an information system if they perceive the system as threatening to their professional autonomy (Bhattacherjee & Hikmet, 2007).
Risk refers to the degree to which consumers perceive an activity insecure (Dowling & Staelin, 1994).
Furthermore, owing to their tendency of negatively evaluating others, such individuals are likely to perceive situations as more hostile, which may lead to higher levels of perceived stress.
When adolescents perceive conflict between parents, their sense of emotional security becomes threatened and they exhibit poor self-discipline at school and home (Davies and Lindsey, 2004; Madigan, 2005).
Even though consumers perceive the Internet as offering a number of benefits, the Internet tends to magnify some of the uncertainties involved with any purchase process.