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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 from the web for discusses
  • He discusses the various types of poetry, testing their capacities for teaching and moving the reader.
  • The artist discusses where his work fits among the many genres of painting.
  • Likewise, the fact that the book never discusses feathered dinosaurs or that birds are living theropod dinosaurs is a major flaw.
  • The report discusses the fact that this is smaller than for other forms of power generation.
  • He routinely discusses issues raised in his book in the media, at educational conferences, and on college campuses.
  • Also discusses the improved efficiency of air-conditioners.
  • Chen discusses the artistic preferences of the gallery's overseas clients.
  • He discusses some technical issues about the suit with his crewmates.
  • He discusses how our senses inform our brain, and how these methods sometimes fail to represent reality faithfully.
  • He discusses the policy relevance of scientific illiteracy in terms of global warming and biotechnology.
British Dictionary definitions for discusses

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 discusses

discuss

v.

mid-14c., "to examine, investigate," from Latin discuss-, past participle stem of discutere "to dash to pieces, agitate," in Late Latin and Vulgar Latin also "to discuss, investigate" (see discussion). Meaning "examine by argument, debate" is from mid-15c. Related: Discussed; discussing.

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