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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 discussing
  • Begin by discussing with your students what they know about pollution.
  • Regions provide a context for discussing similarities and differences between parts of the world.
  • The press's publicist says the press is discussing the switch internally as well.
  • He's less reticent about discussing his frequent-flier mileage balance, which presumably exceeds that of his peers.
  • People stood talking, discussing their fate in small groups.
  • In discussing a sentence on the phone, he repeated it aloud in all its different possible versions.
  • Although the article isn't crystal clear, it appears to me that they are discussing an operating temperature.
  • The technological singularity were discussing is more the realization of the technology then the actual hardware.
  • In discussing the morality of a single-payer system, those efficiency considerations are irrelevant.
  • It has come to something when people are discussing different kinds of default, as though some might be a salutary experience.
British Dictionary definitions for discussing

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 discussing

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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