- to read through with thoroughness or care: to peruse a report.
- to scan or browse: The shoppers perused the magazines near the cash register while waiting to check out.
- to read.
- to survey or examine in detail.
Origin of peruse
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Related Words for peruserlecturer, scholar, anthology, bookworm, primer, proofreader, reciter, lector, editor, elocutionist, peruser
Examples from the Web for peruser
Historical Examples of peruser
I am indeed astray if my hand fail in keeping the way where my peruser's heart would follow.Strictly Business
- to read or examine with care; study
- to browse or read through in a leisurely way
Word Origin for peruse
C15 (meaning: to use up): from per- (intensive) + use
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Word Origin and History for peruser
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