Foresee and Perceive


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Foresee verb – To realize or know about beforehand.
Usage example: a freak accident that no one could possibly have foreseen

Perceive and foresee are semantically related. in anticipate topic. In some cases you can use "Perceive" instead a verb "Foresee".
Nearby Words: foreseeable, foreseen, foreseeing
Synonyms for Foresee


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Perceive verb – To have a vague awareness of.
Usage example: I thought I perceived a problem, but I wasn't sure

Foresee and perceive are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Foresee" instead a verb "Perceive".
Nearby Words: perception, perceptive, perceiving, perceived, percept
Synonyms for Perceive

Common collocations

people foresee people perceive people
future foresee future perceive future
death foresee death perceive death
time foresee time perceive time
Other nouns: actions, existence, events, movements.
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