apercevoir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French apercevoir (to become aware of), from percevoir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.pɛʁ.sə.vwaʁ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -waʁ

Verb[edit]

apercevoir

  1. to see, to glimpse, to catch sight of
    • 1874, François P. L. Pollen and D. C. van Dam, Recherches sur la Faune de Madagascar et de ses dépendances, page 30:
      Dès qu'ils aperçoivent un caret ou une tortue franche, ils tachent de les avoir à portée et dans le moment favorable ils lancent avec une adresse étonnante un des harpons en visant sur la tête ou la queue pour ne pas dommager les plaques latérales; qui dans les carets font la valeur de l'animal.
      As soon as they spot a loggerhead turtle or a green sea turtle, they try to get it within range, and when the time is right they launch with astonishing dexterity one of the harpoons, aiming for the head or the tail so as not to damage the side plates, which in turtles the value of the animal is found.
  2. (reflexive form : s'apercevoir) to realize, to become aware of
    • Elle s'aperçoit que l'aube se lève.

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From percevoir.

Verb[edit]

apercevoir

  1. to notice; to realise; to become aware of

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb has a stressed present stem aperçoiv distinct from the unstressed stem apercev, as well as other irregularities. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Descendants[edit]

  • French: apercevoir