What does discuss mean?

Definitions for discuss
dɪˈskʌsdis·cuss

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discourse, talk about, discussverb

    to consider or examine in speech or writing

    "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

  2. hash out, discuss, talk oververb

    speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

    "We discussed our household budget"

Wiktionary

  1. discussverb

    To drive away, disperse, shake off.

  2. discussverb

    To converse or debate concerning a particular topic.

  3. discussverb

    To communicate, tell, or disclose (information, a message, etc.).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DISCUSSverb

    Etymology: discutio, discussum, Latin.

    We are to discuss only those general exceptions which have been taken. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 1.

    His usage was to commit the discussing of causes privately to certain persons learned in the laws. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

    This knotty point should you and I discuss,
    Or tell a tale. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. Discuss

    Conversation is interactive communication between two or more people. The development of conversational skills and etiquette is an important part of socialization. The development of conversational skills in a new language is a frequent focus of language teaching and learning. Conversation analysis is a branch of sociology which studies the structure and organization of human interaction, with a more specific focus on conversational interaction.

ChatGPT

  1. Discuss

    Discuss is a verb that means to talk or write about a topic, issue, or idea in a detailed and critical manner, typically in order to exchange information, opinions, or arguments. It involves analyzing various aspects of the subject matter and exploring different viewpoints or perspectives, aiming to explore, evaluate, and clarify concepts, arguments, or solutions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discussverb

    to break to pieces; to shatter

  2. Discussverb

    to break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to drive away; -- said especially of tumors

  3. Discussverb

    to shake; to put away; to finish

  4. Discussverb

    to examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate

  5. Discussverb

    to deal with, in eating or drinking

  6. Discussverb

    to examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discuss

    dis-kus′, v.t. to examine in detail, or by disputation: to debate: to sift: (coll.) to consume, as a bottle of wine.—adj. Discuss′able.—n. Discus′sion, debate: (surg.) dispersion of a tumour.—adjs. Discuss′ive, Discū′tient, able or tending to discuss or disperse tumours.—n. Discū′tient, a medicine with this property. [L. discutĕre, discussumdis, asunder, quatĕre, to shake.]

Editors Contribution

  1. discuss

    To talk in detail to agree.

    They did discuss their wedding and were so united.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discuss' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1917

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discuss' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1606

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discuss' in Verbs Frequency: #148

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discuss in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discuss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of discuss in a Sentence

  1. Eric Gibson:

    What I would really like to happen is for them not to infringe upon my fathers freedom of expression and speech and allow him to bring in the lifesize cardboard cutout that takes up less service area than a garbage can, while we cannot discuss any specific individual, we strongly support the ability of all our patients to express their views, which includes bringing reasonably sized items into our dialysis centers that do not create safety or infection control issues, or interfere with caregivers on the treatment floor.

  2. Steny Hoyer:

    This is, I think, a moment where we ought to discuss it again.

  3. Andy Lyons/Getty Images:

    It really starts with me getting the play in quickly so Joe’s got time to discuss in the huddle and make the adjustments at the line of scrimmage that we need, we’ve played in really loud environments before. I know this will be a different situation, and with that brings a different ramp-up of crowd noise. We’ve been in the stadium. We’ve used our stadium speakers. I think it’s been really effective and allowed us to get good quality work and stress our communication so that we’ll be ready on Sunday.

  4. Melissa Fuller:

    A lot of is that its not morally correct. Its unethical, its just something you dont want to discuss today in todays world and especially inside of a classroom.

  5. Tom Abinanti:

    The governor has not yet left office. So, I believe the decision to suspend the investigation is premature, democratic Judiciary Committee should continue to meet and discuss the issues, and then draft a report on the extensive investigation that Democratic Judiciary Committee, and Democratic Judiciary Committee attorneys, have conducted.

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