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perceive verb

ADV. clearly | dimly Babies are weak and vulnerable in the presence of huge shapes that they can only dimly perceive. | directly the world of directly perceived objects | differently Risks are perceived differently by different people. | easily, readily The industrial bias of canal building can be readily perceived by looking at Figure 7.3. | correctly | immediately

VERB + PERCEIVE be able/unable to, can/could | fail to | be difficult to

PREP. as The General's words were perceived as a threat by neighbouring countries.

PHRASES commonly/generally/widely perceived It is widely perceived as a women's health problem, but it does also affect men. | a failure/an inability to perceive sth