discuss

verb
dis·​cuss | \ di-ˈskəs \
discussed; discussing; discusses

Definition of discuss

transitive verb

1 obsolete : dispel
2a : to investigate by reasoning or argument discuss the matter with your family
b : to present in detail for examination or consideration as discussed in the text
c : to talk about discussing the news of the day
3 obsolete : declare discuss the same in French unto him— Shakespeare

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Other Words from discuss

discussable or discussible \ -​ˈskə-​sə-​bəl \ adjective
discusser noun

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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

discuss, argue, and debate mean to talk about something in order to reach a decision or to convince someone of a point of view. discuss is used when there is an exchange of ideas. We will discuss plans for the school picnic. argue is used when evidence or reasons for or against something are given. She argued for the need for more hospitals. debate is used when there is an argument between opposing persons or groups according to rules and often before an audience. The candidates will debate on TV.

Examples of discuss in a Sentence

She discussed the plan with several colleagues. They held a meeting to discuss the future of the company. We'll discuss where to meet later. Have you discussed the matter with your family? In the first chapter, the author discusses childcare issues. The article discusses the theory in depth.
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This highlights an under-discussed aspect of information operations — information laundering. Eli Rosenberg, The Seattle Times, "How anonymous tweets helped ignite a national controversy over MAGA hat teens," 23 Jan. 2019 Pete is scheduled to sit down with Donald Trump to discuss his New Year’s resolutions, his hopes for 2019, and more. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Here's All The Info You Need To Watch The New Year's Eve Ball Drop From Home," 31 Dec. 2018 The letter in question, dated March 5, 1991, sees Diana discussing the media surrounding her 10-year anniversary with Prince Charles. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Princess Diana Forgot Her Wedding Anniversary With Prince Charles, According to Unearthed Letters," 26 Jan. 2019 Every weekday, The View panel discusses some pretty intense topics. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Abby Huntsman Got Super Emotional About Being Body-Shamed," 11 Jan. 2019 Some 55 British legislators have expressed safety concerns in a letter to London’s police chief after a lawmaker was verbally abused while discussing Brexit outside Parliament. Lorne Cook, The Seattle Times, "UK Parliament moves to make ‘no-deal’ Brexit more difficult," 8 Jan. 2019 Fixer Upper fans have witnessed it more than once: As Joanna Gaines thoughtfully discusses a home, Chip cracks a joke that sends her into giggles. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Chip Gaines Reveals How Joanna Keeps Him in Line When He’s 'Off the Tracks'," 5 Jan. 2019 November 2012 Miley goes on Ellen and discusses her hopes for her wedding. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's Relationship," 27 Dec. 2018 Warning: This story discusses a handful of specific moments from TV in 2018. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "TV Technica 2018: Our favorite shows and binges," 24 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of discuss

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for discuss

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

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discuss

verb

English Language Learners Definition of discuss

: to talk about (something) with another person or group
: to give information, ideas, opinions, etc., about (something) in writing or speech

discuss

verb
dis·​cuss | \ di-ˈskəs \
discussed; discussing

Kids Definition of discuss

1 : to talk about
2 : to argue or consider fully and openly The article discusses ways to save energy.

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