perusal Definition

the action of reading or examining something.

Using perusal: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "perusal" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I will give your proposal a careful perusal before making a decision.

  • Example

    The document requires a thorough perusal before signing it.

  • Example

    She handed the book to him for his perusal.

perusal Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for perusal

Phrases with perusal

  • available for someone to read or examine


    The report is here for your perusal.

  • to read or examine something carefully


    I gave the contract a quick perusal before signing it.

  • a quick perusal

    a brief or cursory reading or examination


    I had only time for a quick perusal of the document.

Origins of perusal

from Latin 'per-' meaning 'through' and 'usus' meaning 'use'


Summary: perusal in Brief

'Perusal' [pəˈruːzl] refers to the act of reading or examining something, often with care and attention. It can be used in phrases like 'for perusal,' 'give something a perusal,' and 'a quick perusal.'