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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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Therefore, when perceiving social exclusion, people with a predominantly interdependent self-construal conform to subjective norms in order to maintain close relationships with others.
It is not surprising that African Americans perceiving high racism in their environments were quite vulnerable as they experienced limited buffering in regard to their shyness and psychological distress.
With reference to young adults' perceptions of God, females have more strong perceiving relationship with God which shows that they are more involved in religious involvement behavior as compare to males.
Perceiving the argument to function to solve behavioral incompatibilities or to portray oneself in a positive light were positively related to perceived personal harm from the serial argument.
To investigate the causal direction of the association between multipartnered fertility and perceived support, the researchers first conducted analyses among mothers who reported perceiving all three types of support at the one-year follow-up.
Further research should be done to determine whether the contradictions found in this study are due to outside influence which could result in students' perceiving teacher-set goals as more worthwhile.
2004) Perceiving distance accurately by a directional process of integrating ground information.
The notion of a male perceiving one's body in terms of performance is not a new idea.
In subjective self-awareness the person is the "subject" who is observing and perceiving the various aspects of their environment.