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discuss

[ dih-skuhs ]
/ dɪˈskʌs /
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verb (used with object)

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.
  1. to collect a debt from (the person primarily liable) before proceeding against the person secondarily liable.
  2. 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.

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Origin of discuss

1300–50; Middle English (<Anglo-French discusser) <Latin discussus struck asunder, shaken, scattered, past participle of discutere, equivalent to dis-dis-1 + -cutere (combining form of quatere to shake, strike)

OTHER WORDS FROM discuss

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH discuss

1. discus, discuss 2. discussed , disgust
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British Dictionary definitions for discuss

discuss
/ (dɪˈskʌs) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived forms of discuss

discussant or discusser, noundiscussible or discussable, adjective

Word Origin for discuss

C14: from Late Latin discussus examined, from discutere to investigate, from Latin: to dash to pieces, from dis- 1 + quatere to shake, strike
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