- 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 discussed
As she discussed her understanding of the voting rights campaign and how she planned to recreate it, I grew more relieved.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
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That is, we discussed character motivation, situation, and story continuity.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
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When she got the pictures back, she met Sean for coffee and discussed how to exhibit the photos.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set
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Parodies, on the other hand, are fair game to be discussed and shared.Inside the Greatest Porn Parody Factory: From ‘Game of Bones’ to ‘The Humper Games’
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His weeknight program, “Coast-to-Coast AM,” discussed aliens, paranormal activity, and shadowy government cover-ups.The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio
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"And so he married money," concluded Mrs. Gwilt-Athelstan of one they had discussed.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The daily proceedings of Congress at Washington are discussed in Japan.The Grand Old Man
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Down stairs they discussed in curious tones—not her, but the mistress of the mansion.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
A question of this sort was one of the few he discussed with Langdon.
After Langdon had left Crane's thoughts dwelt on the subject they had just discussed.
- 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 discussed
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.