perceive-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: become aware of via the senses

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[experiencer] PERCIEVE[punctual] NP2[patient[concrete]] (COMP)
NOTE: compare carefully to sense 3; this sense may include a description of the perceived object ("perceived as bitter") but clearly describes an experience of the senses, not an opinion

When the McGurk Effect occurred a variety of syllables were perceived.
If motion is perceived, the spotlight is turned on.
Patients who perceived the taste as bitter were classified as tasters.
All patients perceived the ticking of a stop-watch held at about 2 cm from either ear.

VerbNet: sight-30.2,see-30.1-1-1
FrameNet: Perception_experience,Perception
PropBank: perceive.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: become conscious or cognizant of

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[experiencer] PERCIEVE[punctual] NP2[patient[abstract]]
NOTE: compare carefully to sense 1; in this sense, it would be difficult to say which of the "senses" (touch, taste, smell, sight, hearing) does the perceiving; similiar to "catch on to"

The corporation hopes that citizens don't perceive its apparent apathy toward public health.
If you read my posts, you may have perceived my dislike for the senator.
I was just wondering if anyone else perceived the intense irony of B. making snide remarks.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Becoming_aware
PropBank: perceive.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: categorize, attend to particular features

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[experiencer] PERCEIVE[stative] NP2 COMP

The participants perceived themselves as powerless over their impulses.
iMP was perceived primarily as a TV service.
Gene silencing was perceived initially as an unpredictable and inconvenient side effect.
Do you perceive him as divisive or helpful?
When the players were hitting well they clearly perceived the ball to be bigger.

VerbNet: characterize-29.2
FrameNet: Categorization
PropBank: perceive.01