Appropriate and Perceive


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Appropriate verb – To take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right.
Perceive and appropriate are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Perceive" instead a verb "Appropriate".
Nearby Words: appropriation, appropriately, appropriateness, appropriated
Synonyms for Appropriate


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Perceive verb – To have a vague awareness of.
Appropriate and perceive are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Appropriate" instead a verb "Perceive".
Nearby Words: perception, perceptive, perceiving, perceived, percept
Synonyms for Perceive

Common collocations

life appropriate life perceive life
situation appropriate situation perceive situation
mention appropriate mention perceive mention

Both words in one sentence

  • Mall Santa Not to mention Death's failure to perceive certain human conventions regarding appropriate gifts for children.
    Source: Mall Santa
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Perceive or Appropriate. 2016. Accessed September 26, 2021.

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