V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to read through or study in detail; 2. to scan through something casually and leisurely
Synonyms: study, read, examine, scan, skim, investigate, analyze
Tips: Although the primary definition of peruse is "to read something carefully and in a detailed manner," the second definition may be more familiar. Peruse can mean "to study leisurely," and this has resulted in it sometimes being used to mean "to skim or scan," rather than to study intently. Technically, peruse should be used to describe reading something in its entirety, versus skimming a document quickly.
Please peruse the following report at your convenience. (study, read through)
She perused the classified ads in hopes of finding a good deal on a used car. (scanned, skimmed)
John likes to peruse through the morning paper while drinking his first cup of coffee. (read)
He perused several travel books to plan his vacation to Paris. (read, studied)
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