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Meaning of DISCUSS

Pronunciation:  di'skus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
  2. [v]  to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's 'Inferno'"

DISCUSS is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: discourse, talk over
 See Also: address, advise, bandy, bandy about, broach, chair, confab, confabulate, confer, consider, consult, counsel, cover, deal, debate, deliberate, descant, hammer out, handle, initiate, kick around, lead, moderate, moot, negociate, negotiate, plow, powwow, talk about, talk of, talk shop, talk terms, thrash out, treat, turn over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*cuss"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discussed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Discussing}.] [L. discussus, p. p. of discutere to
strike asunder (hence came the sense to separate mentally,
distinguish); dis- + quatere to shake, strike. See {Quash}.]
1. To break to pieces; to shatter. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

2. To break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to
   drive away; -- said especially of tumors.

         Many arts were used to discuss the beginnings of new
         affection.                            --Sir H.

         A pomade . . . of virtue to discuss pimples.

3. To shake; to put away; to finish. [Obs.]

         All regard of shame she had discussed. --Spenser.

4. To examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by
   presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to
   debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate. ``We sat
   and . . . discussed the farm . . . and the price of
   grain.'' --Tennyson. ``To discuss questions of taste.''

5. To deal with, in eating or drinking. [Colloq.]

         We sat quietly down and discussed a cold fowl that
         we had brought with us.               --Sir S.

6. (Law) To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy
   against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding
   against the surety. --Burrill.

Syn: To {Discuss}, {Examine}, {Debate}. We speak of examining
     a subject when we ponder it with care, in order to
     discover its real state, or the truth respecting it. We
     speak of discussing a topic when we examine it
     thoroughly in its distinct parts. The word is very
     commonly applied to matters of opinion. We may discuss a
     subject without giving in an adhesion to any conclusion.
     We speak of debating a point when we examine it in
     mutual argumentation between opposing parties. In debate
     we contend for or against some conclusion or view.

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