Definitions for perusepəˈruz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•rusepəˈruz(v.t.)-rused, -rus•ing.

  1. to read through with thoroughness or care:

    to peruse a report.

  2. to read in an often desultory way.

  3. to survey or examine in detail.

Origin of peruse:

1525–35; earlier, to use up, go through; per - +use


Princeton's WordNet

  1. peruse(verb)

    examine or consider with attention and in detail

    "Please peruse this report at your leisure"


  1. peruse(Noun)

    An examination or perusal; an instance of perusing.

  2. peruse(Verb)

    To examine or consider with care.

  3. peruse(Verb)

    To read completely.

  4. peruse(Verb)

    To look over casually; to skim.

  5. peruse(Verb)

    To go from place to place; to wander.

  6. Origin: From per-+use, from either (peruti, perusitare) or (peruser), originally leading two concurrent meanings, but only those derived from "to examine" survive today.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Peruse(verb)

    to observe; to examine with care

  2. Peruse(verb)

    to read through; to read carefully

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