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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.
The relation between perceived risk and preventive action: a within-subject analysis of perceiving driving risk and intention to wear seatbelts.
Parental acceptance-rejection theory suggests that relation with the divine being can be predicted through perceived parental acceptance or rejection, where acceptance by parents may lead to perceiving the super natural being God as loving or accepting whereas perceived parental rejection may result in perceiving God as malevolent (Rohner, Khaleque, and Cournoyer 2006).
Perceiving the argument as functioning to solve behavioral incompatibilities was positively related to perceived relational harm and perceiving the argument as functioning to gain or give knowledge was negatively related to perceived relational harm.
In logistic regression analyses controlling only for parity, mother's and father's multipartnered fertility were negatively associated with perceiving all three types of support (odds ratio, 0.7 each); increased parity was associated with reduced odds of perceiving social support as well (0.8).
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.