Identify and Perceive


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Identify verb – To find out or establish the identity of.
Perceive is a synonym for identify in recognise topic. In some cases you can use "Perceive" instead a verb "Identify", when it comes to topics like discern.
Nearby Words: identification, identity, identified, identifying, identifiable
Synonyms for Identify


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Perceive verb – To make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes.
Usage example: perceived that it was going to be a nice day

Identify is a synonym for perceive in see topic. You can use "Identify" instead a verb "Perceive", if it concerns topics such as discern, recognise, notice.
Nearby Words: perception, perceptive, perceiving, perceived, percept
Synonyms for Perceive

Common collocations

people identify people perceive people
creature identify creature perceive creature
someone identify someone perceive someone
time identify time perceive time
Other nouns: way, anyone, everyone, emotions, objects.
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