Definition of Dissertate

1. Verb. Talk at length and formally about a topic. "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"

Exact synonyms: Discourse, Hold Forth
Generic synonyms: Speak, Talk
Derivative terms: Dissertation



Definition of Dissertate

1. v. i. To deal in dissertation; to write dissertations; to discourse.

Definition of Dissertate

1. [v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissertate

dissentient
dissentients
dissenting
dissenting(a)
dissenting opinion
dissentingly
dissention
dissentions
dissentious
dissentiously
dissentive
dissents
dissepiment
dissepiments
dissert
dissertate (current term)
dissertated
dissertates
dissertating
dissertation
dissertational
dissertationist
dissertationists
dissertations
dissertator
dissertators
disserted
disserting
disserts
disserve

Literary usage of Dissertate

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1. Imaginary Conversations by Walter Savage Landor (1883)
"Certainly the Venus here is Venus Urania; the doctor would dissertate upon none other; yet evert she, being a Venus — the sex is the sex — ay, Isaak ! ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1916)
"... Inch to Joachimsthaler. or to dissertate for nine lines on orient liquor. These are not to be condemned off-hand; sometimes it requires a lot of ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"... dissertate to one another than talk. They incline to discuss at great length abstract questions of morals, theology, or taste; the pretty women only ..."

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