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discuss

[dih-skuhs] /dɪˈskʌs/
verb (used with object)
1.
to consider or examine by argument, comment, etc.; talk over or write about, especially to explore solutions; debate:
to discuss the proposed law on taxes.
2.
Civil Law.
  1. to collect a debt from (the person primarily liable) before proceeding against the person secondarily liable.
  2. to execute against the movable property of (a debtor) before proceeding against the debtor's immovable property, as land.
3.
Rare. to consume (food or drink) enthusiastically.
4.
Obsolete. to make known; reveal.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English (< Anglo-French discusser) < Latin discussus struck asunder, shaken, scattered, past participle of discutere, equivalent to dis- dis-1 + -cutere (combining form of quatere to shake, strike)
Related forms
discusser, noun
discussable, discussible, adjective
nondiscussible, adjective
overdiscuss, verb (used with object)
prediscuss, verb (used with object)
rediscuss, verb (used with object)
undiscussable, adjective
undiscussed, adjective
undiscussible, adjective
well-discussed, adjective
Can be confused
discus, discuss.
discussed, disgust.
Synonyms
1. reason, deliberate. See argue.
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Examples for discuss
  • This is the place to discuss any technical troubles or bugs.
  • That is the real and only question we should discuss.
  • The speakers should discuss what it's like to live along the border.
  • We'll discuss the personalities, the players, the playoffs -- all of it.
  • He declined to discuss the past.
  • We will now discuss in a little more detail the struggle for existence.
  • They also try not to discuss their relationship.
  • If you're new to this blog or stratigraphy in general, it's worth taking a moment to discuss it.
  • Publishers are prohibited by law from meeting as a group to discuss terms with their vendors.
  • Whenever he invited some friends to their home to discuss political affairs, her only role was to serve tea.
British Dictionary definitions for discuss

discuss

/dɪˈskʌs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to have a conversation about; consider by talking over; debate
2.
to treat (a subject) in speech or writing the first three volumes discuss basic principles
3.
(facetious, rare) to eat or drink with enthusiasm
Derived Forms
discussant, discusser, noun
discussible, discussable, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin discussus examined, from discutere to investigate, from Latin: to dash to pieces, from dis-1 + quatere to shake, strike
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Word Origin and History for discuss
discuss
mid-14c., "to examine," from L. discuss-, pp. stem of discutere "to dash to pieces, agitate," in L.L. and V.L. also "to discuss, investigate" (see discussion). Meaning "to examine by argument, debate" is from mid-15c. Related: Discussed; discussing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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