Hear and Perceive


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Hear verb – To come to an awareness of.
Usage example: I heard your sister is home from the hospital

Perceive is a synonym for hear in sense topic. In some cases you can use "Perceive" instead a verb "Hear", when it comes to topics like sound, understand, know.
Nearby Words: heart, hearing, heard, hearer
Synonyms for Hear


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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

Hear is a synonym for perceive in sense topic. You can use "Hear" instead a verb "Perceive", if it concerns topics such as sound, understand, know.
Nearby Words: perception, perceptive, perceiving, perceived, percept
Synonyms for Perceive

Common collocations

people hear people perceive people
sound hear sound perceive sound
speech hear speech perceive speech
someone hear someone perceive someone
Other nouns: time, way, language, difference, words, details, anyone.

Both words in one sentence

  • The degree that the skeptic can't perceive the object or being may vary, such as being able to feel, hear or otherwise sense something, but not completely know what.
  • Machinima / Red vs. Blue: The Recollection While humans perceive the alien's language as "Blargs" and "Honks", all the aliens hear from humans (even the Meta) is "gabba gabba".
  • Ironically, many Awares cannot see or hear Duel Spirits, and a person able to perceive Duel Spirits is often not Aware.
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