discuss

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

Essential Meaning of discuss

1 : to talk about (something) with another person or group She discussed the plan with several colleagues. They held a meeting to discuss the future of the company. See More ExamplesWe'll discuss where to meet later. Have you discussed the matter with your family?Hide
2 : to give information, ideas, opinions, etc., about (something) in writing or speech In the first chapter, the author discusses childcare issues. The article discusses the theory in depth.

Full 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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web After watching film of the Chicago Bears’ 20-9 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, coach Matt Nagy met with the media Monday morning at Halas Hall to discuss the upset win. Colleen Kane, chicagotribune.com, 11 Oct. 2021 The BJCC Authority Board of Directors met in executive session Monday afternoon to discuss the proposal. Roy S. Johnson | Rjohnson@al.com, al, 11 Oct. 2021 The Del Mar City Council met in closed session Monday to discuss litigation. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2021 The parties have met several times to discuss settling the case since April 2019, most recently in April 2021, according to federal court records. oregonlive, 7 Oct. 2021 The current council has had a grocery study analysis completed, had an impact fee study completed and met monthly to discuss new ways to encourage business to come to our city. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Oct. 2021 That meeting occurred at around the same time that Perry and members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus met at the White House to discuss the Jan. 6 certification of the election results. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Oct. 2021 That meeting occurred at around the same time that Mr. Perry and members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus met at the White House to discuss the Jan. 6 certification of the election results. New York Times, 6 Oct. 2021 Cowboys owner Jerry Jones met with Smith first to discuss the release. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2021

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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 24 Oct. 2021.

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discuss

verb
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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