dis·​cuss | \ di-ˈskəs How to pronounce discuss (audio) \
discussed; discussing; discusses

Definition of discuss

transitive verb

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

Other Words from discuss

discussable or discussible \ di-​ˈskə-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce discuss (audio) \ 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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web The Sox had a meeting on the mound to discuss the next move. Lamond Pope, Chicago Tribune, 17 Sep. 2022 North Shore police chiefs have not responded to requests by the Journal Sentinel to discuss the study. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 14 Sep. 2022 Council President Patrick Vincenti advised the council to forgo discussion of the motion and allow Kearney to write up the motion to discuss at a future meeting. Jason Fontelieu, Baltimore Sun, 14 Sep. 2022 Mental health has been the collateral damage of the pandemic, but the uncertainty and social isolation of this time has at least raised awareness and increased our willingness to openly discuss things like depression, loneliness and burnout. Karen S. Lynch For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 12 Sep. 2022 Film Festival in order to discuss, with Mexico and Brazil, the need to establish a stable talent relationship corridor. Emiliano De Pablos, Variety, 11 Sep. 2022 Brittany Aldean made an appearance on FOX News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight on Thursday (Sept. 1) to discuss the controversy surrounding her recent social media comments about transgender youth. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 2 Sep. 2022 As for the locals’ hesitation to discuss the murder, their reticence seems less about collective guilt than reluctance to revisit family disgrace. Suzanne Berne, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2022 In statements to the FBI, Rapier said that after Obama was elected, Gutierrez arranged meetings with government officials to discuss the ACA on his behalf. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 29 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of discuss

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discuss. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for discuss


dis·​cuss | \ di-ˈskəs How to pronounce discuss (audio) \
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.

Choose the Right Synonym for discuss

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.

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