Definition of Peruse

1. Verb. Examine or consider with attention and in detail. "Please peruse this report at your leisure"

Generic synonyms: Examine, See
Specialized synonyms: Flick, Flip, Leaf, Riff, Riffle, Thumb
Derivative terms: Perusal, Perusing



Definition of Peruse

1. v. t. To observe; to examine with care.

Definition of Peruse

1. Noun. An examination or perusal; an instance of perusing. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To examine or consider with care. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To read completely. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive informal) To look over casually; to skim. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive regional) To go from place to place; to wander. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peruse

1. to read [v -RUSED, -RUSING, -RUSES] - See also: read

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Literary usage of Peruse

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1. The Early French Poets: A Series of Notices and Translations by Henry Francis Cary (1846)
"THE works of Jan de la peruse, one of those contemporary writers whom we shall see ... The title of this book is, " Les Oeuvres de Jan de la peruse, ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"But taste in literature has changed, and peruse is no longer used as ... Early in the 20th century, when regular literary use of peruse began to wane, ..."

3. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... equally and integrally and india- WHEN I peruse THE CON- QUER'D FAME WHEN I peruse the conquered fame of heroes and the victories of mighty generals. ..."

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