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discuss

talk over; examine a subject
Not to be confused with:
discus – a disk thrown in athletic competitions
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dis·cuss

 (dĭ-skŭs′)
v. dis·cussed, dis·cuss·ing, dis·cuss·es
v.tr.
1. To speak with another or others about; talk over: discussed the matter briefly.
2. To examine or consider (a subject) in speech or writing: The book discusses the challenges that journalists face today.
v.intr.
1. To speak with another or others about something: As we discussed yesterday, the problem could have more than one solution.
2. To examine or consider a subject in speech or writing.
3. To come to an agreement as a result of a discussion: As we discussed, you will clean your room before going out.

[Middle English discussen, to examine, from Anglo-Norman discusser, from Latin discussus, past participle of discutere, to break up : dis-, apart; see dis- + quatere, to shake; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·cuss′a·ble, dis·cuss′i·ble adj.
Synonyms: discuss, argue, debate, dispute
These verbs mean to talk with others in an effort to reach agreement, to ascertain truth, or to convince. Discuss involves close examination of a subject with interchange of opinions: My therapist discussed my concerns with my parents.
Argue emphasizes the presentation of facts and reasons in support of a position opposed by others: The lawyer argued the plaintiff's case.
Debate involves formal, often public argument: The candidates debated the campaign issues.
Dispute implies differences of opinion and usually sharp argument: The senators disputed over increases in the proposed budget.
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discuss

(dɪˈskʌs)
vb (tr)
1. to have a conversation about; consider by talking over; debate
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to treat (a subject) in speech or writing: the first three volumes discuss basic principles.
3. facetious rare to eat or drink with enthusiasm
[C14: from Late Latin discussus examined, from discutere to investigate, from Latin: to dash to pieces, from dis-1 + quatere to shake, strike]
disˈcussant, disˈcusser n
disˈcussible, disˈcussable adj
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dis•cuss

(dɪˈskʌs)

v.t.
1. to consider or examine by argument, comment, etc.; talk over or write about.
2. Obs. to make known.
[1300–50; (< Anglo-French discusser) < Latin discussus, past participle of discutere to shatter, scatter]
dis•cuss′er, n.
dis•cuss′a•ble, dis•cuss′i•ble, adj.
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discuss

If you discuss something with someone, you talk to them seriously about it.

She could not discuss his school work with him.
We need to discuss what to do.
We discussed whether to call the police.

Be Careful!
Discuss is always followed by a direct object, a wh-clause, or a whether-clause. Don't say, for example, 'I discussed with him' or 'They discussed'.

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discuss


Past participle: discussed
Gerund: discussing

Imperative
discuss
discuss
Present
I discuss
you discuss
he/she/it discusses
we discuss
you discuss
they discuss
Preterite
I discussed
you discussed
he/she/it discussed
we discussed
you discussed
they discussed
Present Continuous
I am discussing
you are discussing
he/she/it is discussing
we are discussing
you are discussing
they are discussing
Present Perfect
I have discussed
you have discussed
he/she/it has discussed
we have discussed
you have discussed
they have discussed
Past Continuous
I was discussing
you were discussing
he/she/it was discussing
we were discussing
you were discussing
they were discussing
Past Perfect
I had discussed
you had discussed
he/she/it had discussed
we had discussed
you had discussed
they had discussed
Future
I will discuss
you will discuss
he/she/it will discuss
we will discuss
you will discuss
they will discuss
Future Perfect
I will have discussed
you will have discussed
he/she/it will have discussed
we will have discussed
you will have discussed
they will have discussed
Future Continuous
I will be discussing
you will be discussing
he/she/it will be discussing
we will be discussing
you will be discussing
they will be discussing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discussing
you have been discussing
he/she/it has been discussing
we have been discussing
you have been discussing
they have been discussing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discussing
you will have been discussing
he/she/it will have been discussing
we will have been discussing
you will have been discussing
they will have been discussing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discussing
you had been discussing
he/she/it had been discussing
we had been discussing
you had been discussing
they had been discussing
Conditional
I would discuss
you would discuss
he/she/it would discuss
we would discuss
you would discuss
they would discuss
Past Conditional
I would have discussed
you would have discussed
he/she/it would have discussed
we would have discussed
you would have discussed
they would have discussed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.discuss - to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
deal, plow, handle, treat, cover, address - act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
descant - talk at great length about something of one's interest
talk shop - discuss matters that are related to work; "As soon as they met, the linguists started to talk shop"
2.discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
negotiate, talk terms, negociate - discuss the terms of an arrangement; "They negotiated the sale of the house"
negociate - confer with another in order to come to terms or reach an agreement; "The parties negociated all night"
powwow - hold a powwow, talk, conference or meeting
deliberate, debate - discuss the pros and cons of an issue
deliberate, moot, debate, consider, turn over - think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
bandy, kick around - discuss lightly; "We bandied around these difficult questions"
moderate, chair, lead - preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
advise, counsel, rede - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
confer, confab, confabulate, consult - have a conference in order to talk something over; "We conferred about a plan of action"
talk of, talk about - discuss or mention; "They spoke of many things"
broach, initiate - bring up a topic for discussion
bandy about - discuss casually; "bandy about an idea"
hammer out, thrash out - discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement; "The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement"
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discuss

verb
1. talk about, consider, debate, review, go into, examine, argue about, thrash out, ventilate, reason about, exchange views on, deliberate about, weigh up the pros and cons of, converse about, confer about They met today to discuss how to respond to the ultimatum.
2. examine, consider, deal with, treat, go into, tackle, explore, write about, analyze I will discuss the role of diet in cancer prevention in Chapter 7.
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discuss

verb
To speak together and exchange ideas and opinions about:
bandy (about), moot, talk over, thrash out (or over), thresh out (or over), toss around.
Informal: hash (over), kick around, knock about (or around).
Slang: rap.
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Translations
يُناقِشُيُناقِش، يَبْحَث، يَتَباحَث
diskusediskutovatdiskutovat oprojednat
diskuteredebatere
diskuti
keskustella
raspravljati
ræîa
・・・を話し合う
토론하다
aptarimasaptarti
apspriestdiskutētiztirzātpārrunāt
pogovoriti serazpravljati
diskutera
ปรึกษาหารือ
thảo luận

discuss

[dɪsˈkʌs] VT
1. (= talk about) [+ topic] → hablar de, discutir; [+ person] → hablar de; [+ problem, essay] → cambiar opiniones sobre, discutir
2. (in exam question) [+ statement] → tratar, analizar
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discuss

[dɪˈskʌs] vt (= talk about) → discuter de (= debate) → discuter, traiter
I'll discuss it with my parents → Je vais en discuter avec mes parents.
We discussed the problem of pollution → Nous avons discuté du problème de la pollution.
We will discuss the situation tomorrow → Nous discuterons la situation demain.
I have an important matter to discuss with you → Il y a un point important que j'aimerais discuter avec vous.
I will discuss nutrition in Chapter 7 → Je vais discuter la nutrition au chapitre 7., Je vais traiter la nutrition au chapitre 7.
the problems discussed in the previous programme → les problèmes discutés dans le programme précédent, les problèmes traités dans le programme précédent
to discuss whether ... → discuter pour savoir si ...
to discuss how ... → discuter pour savoir comment ...
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discuss

vtbesprechen; politics, theorydiskutieren; in essay, speech etcerörtern, diskutieren; I don’t want to discuss it any furtherich möchte darüber nicht weiter reden, ich möchte das nicht weiter diskutieren; I am not willing to discuss itich bin nicht gewillt, darüber zu diskutieren
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discuss

[dɪsˈkʌs] vt (general topic) → discutere di; (problem, plan) → discutere; (debate) → dibattere
to discuss sth at length → dibattere qc a lungo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

discuss

(diˈskas) verb
to talk about. We had a meeting to discuss our plans for the future.
diˈscussion (-ʃən) noun
(an act of) talking about something. I think there has been too much discussion of this subject; Discussions between the heads of state took place in strict security.

to discuss (not discuss about) a problem.
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discuss

يُناقِشُ diskutovat diskutere besprechen συζητώ deliberar, discutir keskustella discuter raspravljati discutere ・・・を話し合う 토론하다 bespreken diskutere przedyskutować discutir обсуждать diskutera ปรึกษาหารือ görüşmek thảo luận 讨论
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discuss

v. discutir, argumentar.
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References in classic literature ?
There was abundance of such hunters' fare as the neighborhood furnished; and it was all discussed with mountain appetites.
Their meeting was friendly and courteous; and they discussed, sociably, their respective fortunes since they separated on the banks of the Bighorn.
It was a time of plenty in the camp; of prime hunters' dainties; of buffalo humps, and buffalo tongues; and roasted ribs, and broiled marrow-bones: all these were cooked in hunters' style; served up with a profusion known only on a plentiful hunting ground, and discussed with an appetite that would astonish the puny gourmands of the cities.
For I am well aware that scarcely a single point is discussed in this volume on which facts cannot be adduced, often apparently leading to conclusions directly opposite to those at which I have arrived.
The possibility of raising Catalonia in the interest of the REY NETTO, who had just then crossed the Pyrenees, was much discussed there.
And how do you, a young man and a young hussar, how do you judge of it?" he added, addressing Nicholas, who when he heard that the war was being discussed had turned from his partner with eyes and ears intent on the colonel.
Besides: that shrinking from having Miss Havisham and Estella discussed, which had come upon me in the beginning, grew much more potent as time went on.
PLANS DISCUSSED. - PLEASURES OF "CAMPING-OUT," ON FINE NIGHTS.
The argument of the Republic is the search after Justice, the nature of which is first hinted at by Cephalus, the just and blameless old man-- then discussed on the basis of proverbial morality by Socrates and Polemarchus--then caricatured by Thrasymachus and partially explained by Socrates--reduced to an abstraction by Glaucon and Adeimantus, and having become invisible in the individual reappears at length in the ideal State which is constructed by Socrates.
He, I know--for the question had been discussed among us long before the Time Machine was made--thought but cheerlessly of the Advancement of Mankind, and saw in the growing pile of civilization only a foolish heaping that must inevitably fall back upon and destroy its makers in the end.
A statement issued by the Saudi embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday said that matters relating to bilateral relations between the two countries will also be discussed in the meetings.
ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday called on President Dr Arif Alvi and discussed matters related to the media and its significant role in addressing national and social issues.