Thesaurus

discuss

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of discuss

  1. to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion we discussed the new proposal for the school stadium Synonyms of discuss agitate, argue, bandy, bat (around or back and forth), canvass (also canvas), debate, dispute, hash (over or out), moot, talk over Words Related to discuss review, speak (about), talk (about); broach, introduce, propound, raise, stir up; forge, hammer out, talk out, thrash (out), wrestle (with); chew over, consider, deliberate, weigh

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up discuss? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!