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.

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. Joseph Muscat:

    Malta will be sending fresh supplies to the vessel. We will have to sit down and discuss how to prevent this from happening again. This is a European issue.

  2. South Korea:

    The two sides will exchange extensive views on the recent situation on the Korean peninsula and discuss ways to bring substantial progress on achieving a complete denucleazisation and enduring peace.

  3. Alexander Novak:

    Everyone should fulfill his obligations as we agreed in Abu Dhabi, if there is a need, in case of an emergency, we always can get together and discuss some other parameters. But it is too early to talk about it now.

  4. Sean McGowan:

    We are concerned and surprised that none of the Democratic candidates were willing to meet with our representatives and discuss issues that are important to our members, this is the first time in the history of the Virginia PBA that an entire ticket refused to meet with our law enforcement representatives.

  5. State Minister Alekos Flabouraris:

    They are still my comrades and I urge them to get back to their senses even at the last moment, they should realize that the Left movement is now in power. It's not an opposition party. Now we have to discuss the new landscape.

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