perceive as

perceive someone or something as something

to think of someone or something as something or as displaying certain characteristics. I perceive Randy as sort of hotheaded. We all perceive this problem as solvable.
References in classic literature ?
But the rams need only cease to suppose that all that happens to them happens solely for the attainment of their sheepish aims; they need only admit that what happens to them may also have purposes beyond their ken, and they will at once perceive a unity and coherence in what happened to the ram that was fattened.
Since individual effort is a finite resource allocated among various responsibilities, people will select those tools they perceive as the easiest to use but will still allow them to complete a given task.
On the other hand, instructors who highly value PBA are more likely to adopt the tool because, even though they might perceive a greater level of difficulty than other instructors, their perception of usefulness will be greater.