perception

noun
ADJECTIVE
clear, distinct, keen (esp. AmE)
common, general, popular, widely held, widespread
growing
accurate
distorted, erroneous (esp. AmE), false, inaccurate, mistaken
negative, positive
altered, changing

The book explores the changing perceptions about gender.

heightened

heightened perception caused by drugs

Salvini has a heightened perception that causes him to hear voices from another world.

conscious
selective
overall

The company wanted to boost the overall perception of the brand.

public
human
individual
consumer, parental
cultural
subjective
auditory, extrasensory (abbreviated to ESP), sense, sensory, visual
depth, spatial
hazard (BrE), risk (esp. AmE), threat (AmE)

If we improve drivers' hazard perception, road deaths will fall.

cultural differences in risk perception between European students and their American counterparts

VERB + PERCEPTION
have

I was shocked to learn of the perception people have of me.

create

Your brand name should create a distinctive perception in the customer's mind.

affect, influence, shape

These developments hardly affected the public perception of the crisis.

Movies have shaped our perception of many historical events.

alter, change, shift, transform

The computer changes our perceptions of place and time.

colour/color, distort, skew
correct
counter, dispel

This study dispels the perception that men are better drivers.

confirm
overcome

a marketing strategy to overcome negative public perception of the company

enhance, improve
challenge

This film challenges traditional perceptions of older people.

assess, examine, explore
fuel, heighten
reflect

The survey reflects the perceptions of business people around the world.


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