Verb apperceive Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


apperceive (third-person singular simple present apperceives, present participle apperceiving, simple past and past participle apperceived)

  1. (obsolete) To perceive.
  2. (psychology) To be aware of perceiving; to understand a perception by linking it mentally with a mass of existing ideas of the same object.

More definition: have conscious perception of; comprehend. comprehend (a new idea) by assimilation with the sum of one's previous knowledge and experience.

1. to be aware of perceiving

2. (psychol) to comprehend by assimilating (a perception) to ideas already in the mind Word OriginC19, from Old French aperceveir, from Latin percipere to perceiveCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1300, from Old French apercevoir (see apperception). In modern psychological use, a back-formation from apperception. Related, Apperceived; apperceiving.

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