Pronunciation of Peruse
/pəɹˈuːz/, /pəɹˈuːz/, /p_ə_ɹ_ˈuː_z/

Antonyms for peruse

neglect, overlook.

Synonyms for peruse

Sense 1 (noun)

analyze, devour, fluent, illegible, legible, read-out.

Sense 2 (noun)

read, skim.

Sense 3 (noun)

case, go over, investigate, traverse, view, give a going-over.

check out; examine (verb)

analyze, browse, glance over, inspect, read, scan, scrutinize, skim, study, look through, pore over.

examine (verb)

check, consider, contemplate, examine, inspect, observe, review, scan, scrutinize, study, survey, verify.

Sense 1

illegible, learn, legible, read back, read off.

Sense 2


Sense 5

fluent, traverse.

Sense 10



crack a book.



Usage examples for peruse

  1. Aminta did her lord the justice to feel sure of him, that with her name bearing the superscription, it might be left on her table, and world not have him to peruse it. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Of the Tales of a Grandfather he said: " I will make, if possible, a book that a child shall understand, yet a man will feel some temptation to peruse, should he chance to take it up." – Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature by Margaret Ball
  3. Not on his lofty brow, nor in his looks May one peruse his secret thoughts; always The same aspect; lowly at once, and lofty- Like some state Minister grown grey in office, Calmly alike he contemplates the just And guilty, with indifference he hears Evil and good, and knows not wrath nor pity. – Boris Godunov A Drama in Verse by Alexander Pushkin Rendered into English verse by Alfred Hayes
  4. And finally I hope that many Surgeons, who are spread about the Country, and who practice Physic in their Neighbourhood, will peruse it; will carefully enter into the Principles established in it, and will conform to its Directions; tho' a little different perhaps from such as they may have hitherto practiced. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot

Rhymes for peruse