Perceive and Read


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Perceive verb – To have a vague awareness of.
Read is a synonym for perceive in language topic. In some cases you can use "Read" instead a verb "Perceive", when it comes to topics like understand.
Nearby Words: perception, perceptive, perceiving, perceived, percept
Synonyms for Perceive


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Read verb – To go over and mentally take in the content of.
Usage example: he always reads the newspaper in the morning as he eats breakfast

Perceive is a synonym for read in language topic. Sometimes you can use "Perceive" instead a verb "Read", if it concerns topics such as look at and understand written word.
Nearby Words: reading, reader, readable, readability, readably
Synonyms for Read

Common collocations

people perceive people read people
future perceive future read future
time perceive time read time
way perceive way read way
Other nouns: language, words, information, emotions, minds.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines Unless you can perceive his bullshit (read: Your Perception must be three or higher.) However, with enough stats, you can call him on it.
  • But since he doesn't actually perceive light he can only distinguish the shapes of objects, has no color vision and can't read print or video displays.
  • Video Game / Murdered: Soul Suspect Demonic Possession: A unique take on this power: Ronan is unable to actually control those he possesses, but he can read their minds, influence their thoughts and perceive through their eyes and ears, allowing him to gather information.
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