Etymology
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apperceive (v.)

c. 1300, "to perceive, notice," especially of internal observation (a sense now obsolete), from Old French apercevoir "perceive, notice, become aware of" (11c.), from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + percipere "gather, seize entirely," also, figuratively, "to grasp with the mind, learn, comprehend" (see perceive). In modern psychological use (1876), it is a back-formation from apperception (q.v.). Related: Apperceived; apperceiving; apperceptive.

updated on September 23, 2022

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Definitions of apperceive from WordNet

apperceive (v.)
perceive in terms of a past experience;
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