Synonyms for Perceive:

n.

assail, kinaesthetic, sensation, acute, assault, perception, keen. identify, discover, tell, ken, pick out. interpret, make of, read, take, see both sides, intuit, knowledge, be quick/slow on the uptake, construe. understand (noun)
learn.

v.

imagine (verb)
contemplate, fantasize, think, ideate, conceive, invent, design, brainstorm, consider, create, imagine, theorize, reflect, envision, suppose, opine, plan.
know (verb)
grasp, comprehend, understand, know, recognize.
notice, see (verb)
discern, grasp, take, sense, discover, observe, note, behold, recognize, spy, identify, regard, look, feel.
observe (verb)
gaze, look, spectate, behold, eyewitness, sight see, watch, witness, observe, view.
perception (verb)
comprehend.
see (verb)
glance, inspect, regard, spy, glimpse, see, peek, stare, sight, glare, peer, discern.
sense (verb)
detect, feel, sense.
understand (verb)
know, comprehend, see, learn, read.

Other synonyms:

construe, assail, intuit, kinaesthetic. keen, assault, sensation, ken, perception. tell. interpret. acute. make of, read. take. discover
identify.
find
discover.
look at
view.
observe
witness.
see
sight.
sense
sense.
take
take.
Other relevant words:
construe, assail, take, acute, perception, assault, tell, comprehend, ken, sensation, identify, pick out, keen, discover, read, kinaesthetic, knowledge, note, interpret, learn, intuit, notice.

Usage examples for perceive

  1. All listened, but she could perceive that some were bored and some others shocked. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  2. The sunset hung steady, she could scarcely perceive a change. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  3. Continuing along this path, we dimly perceive the increasingly important and far- reaching consequences of the law we have just stated. – Laughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the Comic by Henri Bergson