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dis·cuss

discuss

 
 
pronunciation:
dih skuhs
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word History
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: discusses, discussing, discussed
definition 1: to talk together about; confer on.
We discussed plans for the new building at the meeting today.Let's discuss this matter further before we make a decision.We discussed re-decorating the apartment, but we never made a decision.You should discuss these options with your adviser.
synonyms:
debate, talk about
similar words:
air, argue, bat around, hash over, speak, talk, thresh out
definition 2: to consider in writing or speech.
The author discussed some very serious issues in this article.These are some of the topics we'll be discussing in class this semester.
synonyms:
treat
similar words:
analyze, consider, debate, deliberate, hash out, investigate, moot, review, talk
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Word History
Discuss comes from a Latin word that means "to shake apart" or "break up."