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verb dis·cuss \di-ˈskəs\

Simple Definition of discuss

  • : to talk about (something) with another person or group

  • : to give information, ideas, opinions, etc., about (something) in writing or speech

Full Definition of discuss

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  dispel

  3. 2 a :  to investigate by reasoning or argument b :  to present in detail for examination or consideration <discussed plans for the party> c :  to talk about

  4. 3 obsolete :  declare

dis·cuss·able or dis·cuss·ible play \-ˈskə-sə-bəl\ adjective
dis·cuss·er noun

Examples of discuss

  1. She discussed the plan with several colleagues.

  2. They held a meeting to discuss the future of the company.

  3. We'll discuss where to meet later.

  4. Have you discussed the matter with your family?

  5. In the first chapter, the author discusses childcare issues.

  6. The article discusses the theory in depth.

Origin of discuss

Middle English, from Anglo-French discusser, Latin discussus, past participle of discutere to disperse, from dis- apart + quatere to shake — more at dis-, quash

First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of discuss

discuss, argue, debate mean to discourse about in order to reach conclusions or to convince. discuss implies a sifting of possibilities especially by presenting considerations pro and con <discussed the need for a new highway>. argue implies the offering of reasons or evidence in support of convictions already held <argued that the project would be too costly>. debate suggests formal or public argument between opposing parties <debated the merits of the amendment>; it may also apply to deliberation with oneself <I'm debating whether I should go>.

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February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

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