- 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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Related Wordsconsider, deliberate, review, confer, debate, examine, argue, explain, contend, ventilate, figure, contest, jaw, converse, sift, moot, descant, canvass, weigh, dispute
Examples from the Web for discusses
He then discusses the necessary permissions needed to enter.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
In one particularly affecting monologue, AJ discusses his frustration and troubles upon returning to the US.War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots
Nathan Bradley Bethea
November 12, 2014
Lena Dunham discusses it all—and then some—in her brutally honest, sharply funny memoir, ‘Not That Kind of Girl.’Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’
September 26, 2014
In a brand new foreword to her novel that is being re-released with branding ties to the movie, Lowry discusses this.Why 'The Giver' Movie Will Disappoint the Book's Fans
August 15, 2014
Garrett discusses being stop-lossed, which is a psychological yo-yo that really screwed him up.Soledad O'Brien's Next Chapter: 'The War Comes Home,' Her CNN Departure, and the State of News
August 13, 2014
Dr. Clevenger first discusses the position of the valves in the veins.
It is older than Aristotle, who discusses it in his treatise on Politics.The American Mind
Also it discusses local affairs with fluency and more or less point.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
He discusses the various qualities of honey and the flowers from which these are drawn.The Legacy of Greece
The American discusses his stomach as freely as he discusses his business.A Book of Burlesques
H. L. Mencken
- 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 discusses
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.