- 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.
- Civil Law.
- to collect a debt from (the person primarily liable) before proceeding against the person secondarily liable.
- to execute against the movable property of (a debtor) before proceeding against the debtor's immovable property, as land.
- Rare. to consume (food or drink) enthusiastically.
- Obsolete. to make known; reveal.
Origin of discuss
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Examples from the Web for discuss
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department refused to discuss the case on the record.Japanese Bitcoin Heist ‘an Inside Job,’ Not Hackers Alone
Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein
January 1, 2015
You were there at my invitation to discuss issues with your constituents.GOP Boss Gets Help From ‘White Hate’ Pal
December 30, 2014
The WHO has agreed to meet with Yang and a number of Chinese NGOs to discuss a broader ruling on the practice.China’s Electroshock Gay-Conversion Case
December 19, 2014
Lometcha refuses to discuss the earlier history of Belgika—more than once he retorts, “Ask the Belgians!”The Congo's Forgotten Colonial Getaway
December 18, 2014
The Daily Beast sat down with Burton to discuss Big Eyes and his beautiful, dark, twisted career.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel
December 17, 2014
"And I have no wish to discuss anything," Mary returned evenly.Within the Law
Discuss the importance of salads and their value in the diet.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
It is not the purpose of the authors to discuss the subject pro or con.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
It is useless to discuss the Chitral question independently.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
I want to discuss it with Mr. Hinde, but I haven't had a chance to do that yet.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
- to have a conversation about; consider by talking over; debate
- to treat (a subject) in speech or writingthe first three volumes discuss basic principles
- facetious, rare to eat or drink with enthusiasm
Word Origin and History for discuss
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.