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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to sense)
a. percibir
The psychologist perceived that there was tension between Juan and Lucia when they entered the room.El psicólogo percibió que había tensión entre Juan y Lucía cuando entraron en el cuarto.
2. (to become aware of)
a. notar
I perceived a hint of sarcasm in her voice when she responded.Noté un poco de sarcasmo en su voz cuando respondió.
b. darse cuenta de
I perceived the student's confusion on the assignment and offered to help him.Me di cuenta de la confusión del estudiante por la tarea y ofrecí ayudarlo.
c. percatarse de
We need new leaders because the politicians in office are failing to perceive the gravity of climate change.Necesitamos nuevos líderes, porque los políticos en funciones no están percatándose de la gravedad del cambio climático.
3. (to regard)
a. considerar
The natives of the region perceived the tourists' customs as rude.Los nativos de la región consideraron las costumbres de las turistas como maleducadas.
b. ver
Although the landlord was cordial to his friends, his tenants perceived him as a tyrant.Aunque el terrateniente era cordial con sus amigos, sus arrendatarios lo veían como un tirano.
4. (to understand)
a. comprender
Michael perceived that no matter what he did, he would not convince her to go on a date with him.Michael comprendió que hiciera lo que hiciera, no la convencería a salir con él.
b. entender
The boy finally perceived why his parents had spent so much money on his education.El chico finalmente entendió por qué sus padres habían gastado tanto dinero en su educación.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (notice; sound, light, smell)
a. percibir
2. (difference)
a. apreciar, distinguir
3. (understand; truth, importance)
a. apreciar, entender
4. (view)
to perceive something/somebody as…ver or juzgar algo/a alguien como…
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perceive [pəˈsiːv]
transitive verb
1 (see, hear) percibir; (realize) darse cuenta de; notar
now I perceive that ... ahora veo que ...; do you perceive anything strange? ¿notas algo raro?; perceived need/interest necesidad (f)/interés (m) que se ha detectado
the rural land-use policy which had been founded in postwar years on the perceived need to retain as much land as possible for agricultural use ethnic groups whose perceived interests and concerns we regularly champion
2 (understand) comprender
I do not perceive how it can be done no comprendo cómo se puede hacer
3 (consider) considerar
to perceive sth/sb as sth
their action may be perceived as a threat su actuación puede considerarse or puede verse como una amenaza; the things children perceive as being important las cosas que los niños consideran importantes; they perceive themselves as rebels se ven a sí mismos como rebeldes; se consideran a sí mismos rebeldes
Vietnam perceives China as its primary foe Ann Roche Muggeridge blames Modernists for what she perceives as the destruction of traditional Catholicism
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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