verb dis·cuss \di-ˈskəs\

: to talk about (something) with another person or group

: to give information, ideas, opinions, etc., about (something) in writing or speech

Full Definition of DISCUSS

transitive verb
obsolete :  dispel
a :  to investigate by reasoning or argument
b :  to present in detail for examination or consideration <discussed plans for the party>
c :  to talk about
obsolete :  declare
dis·cuss·able or dis·cuss·ible \-ˈskə-sə-bəl\ adjective
dis·cuss·er noun

Origin of DISCUSS

Middle English, from Anglo-French discusser, Latin discussus, past participle of discutere to disperse, from dis- apart + quatere to shake — more at dis-, quash
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of DISCUSS

discuss, argue, debate mean to discourse about in order to reach conclusions or to convince. discuss implies a sifting of possibilities especially by presenting considerations pro and con <discussed the need for a new highway>. argue implies the offering of reasons or evidence in support of convictions already held <argued that the project would be too costly>. debate suggests formal or public argument between opposing parties <debated the merits of the amendment>; it may also apply to deliberation with oneself <I'm debating whether I should go>.
DISCUSS Defined for Kids


verb dis·cuss \di-ˈskəs\

Definition of DISCUSS for Kids

:  to talk about
:  to argue or consider fully and openly <The article discusses ways to save energy.>

Synonym Discussion of DISCUSS

discuss, argue, and debate mean to talk about something in order to reach a decision or to convince someone of a point of view. discuss is used when there is an exchange of ideas. <We will discuss plans for the school picnic.> argue is used when evidence or reasons for or against something are given. <She argued for the need for more hospitals.> debate is used when there is an argument between opposing persons or groups according to rules and often before an audience. <The candidates will debate on TV.>


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