In a prior post, I mentioned that I have been using the words anxious and eager incorrectly for years. I think, at times I have done the same with peruse.
When someone requested that I peruse something, I usually thought it mean to skim through it or scan it. No, no.
The dictionary says peruse means to:
· To read through with thoroughness and care
· To survey or examine in detail
The New Oxford Dictionary of English agrees, noting that it is sometimes mistakenly taken to mean, “read through quickly; glance over.”
Therefore, when someone gives you a document, for you to peruse, you now know what to do with it.
I hope you peruse this and my other posts that appear in my blog.