discept

intransitive verb

dis·​cept
də̇ˈsept
-ed/-ing/-s
: debate, discuss, disagree
as he discepts and distinguishes, classifies his kinds of tragedy, his orders of comedyTimes Literary Supplement

Word History

Etymology

Latin disceptare to separate, decide between, debate, from dis- apart + -ceptare (from captare to chase, strive to seize)

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“Discept.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discept. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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