|Origin:||sentir 'to feel, smell', from Latin sentire 'to feel'|
to give a particular smell to something [↪ perfume]:
Honeysuckle and roses scented the air.
to suddenly think that something is going to happen or exists:
We scented danger and decided to leave.
The press had immediately scented a story.
The trade unions have scented victory.
if an animal scents another animal or a person, it knows that they are near because it can smell them