Definition of Discuss

1. Verb. To consider or examine in speech or writing. "Sam wants to discuss with Sue "; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

Exact synonyms: Discourse, Talk About
Generic synonyms: Address, Cover, Deal, Handle, Plow, Treat
Specialized synonyms: Descant, Talk Shop
Derivative terms: Discourse, Discussion

2. Verb. Speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion. "Sam wants to discuss with Sue "; "We discussed our household budget"

Definition of Discuss

1. v. t. To break to pieces; to shatter.

Definition of Discuss

1. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To drive away, disperse, shake off. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To converse or debate concerning a particular topic. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To communicate, tell, or disclose (information, a message, etc.). ¹

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Definition of Discuss

1. to talk over or write about [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Discuss

1. 1. To break to pieces; to shatter. 2. To break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to drive away; said especially of tumours. "Many arts were used to discuss the beginnings of new affection." (Sir H. Wotton) "A pomade . . . Of virtue to discuss pimples." (Rambler) 3. To shake; to put away; to finish. "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." . "To discuss questions of taste." 5. To deal with, in eating or drinking. "We sat quietly down and discussed a cold fowl that we had brought with us." (Sir S. Baker) 6. To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety. Synonym: 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. Origin: L. Discussus, p. P. Of discutere to strike asunder (hence came the sense to separate mentally, distinguish); dis- + quatere to shake, strike. See Quash. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Discuss

discus articularis acromioclavicularis
discus articularis radioulnaris
discus articularis sternoclavicularis
discus articularis temporomandibularis
discus fish
discus fishes
discus intervertebralis
discus lentiformis
discus nervi optici
discus proligerus
discus throw
discus thrower
discus throwers
discuss (current term)
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discusses Uganda
discussing Uganda

Literary usage of Discuss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"2 Moreover, this is one of the subjects we are bound to. discuss; for we said that moral virtue and vice have to do with pleasures and pains, ..."

2. The Essentials of Commercial Law by Wallace Hugh Whigam, Marshall Davis Ewell, James G. Skinner (1913)
"discuss the relationship. 3. A says to B, "I will sell you my horse, Prince, for $100. ... discuss the relationship. 10. As in 7, C pays the $100 and takes ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"... but when we deal with children we won't have to study and learn and discuss, if you please, two dozen things at once. Then we wonder why we fail. ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... presumió: to discuss the truth or propriety of these lofty speculations, the hi.-- torian may content himself with an observation, which seems tu ir ..."

5. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"Not necessary to discuss it.—The development of the Union a North and South, and not disintegrated States. ..."

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