- to discourse on a subject.
Origin of dissert
1615–25; < Latin dissertāre to set forth at length (frequentative of disserere to arrange in order), equivalent to dis- dis-1 + ser- put together + frequentative -t- + -āre infinitive suffix
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Examples from the Web for dissert
I am not going to dissert on Hood's humor; I am not a fair judge.Roundabout Papers
William Makepeace Thackeray
Muratori, Dissertazione sopra le Antichita Italiane, dissert.Pope Adrian IV
Warton mentions a similar instance of a grant to the monks of St. Sithin, Dissert.Bibliomania in the Middle Ages
Frederick Somner Merryweather
He walked over the sea, as over dry land, &c. See Muraturi, Dissert.
Upon such occasions it is not amiss to know how to parley cuisine, and to be able to dissert upon the growth and flavor of wines.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son
The Earl of Chesterfield