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dis·ser·tate(dĭs′ər-tāt′) also dis·sert (dĭ-sûrt′)
intr.v. dis·ser·tat·ed, dis·ser·tat·ing, dis·ser·tates also dis·sert·ed or dis·sert·ing or dis·serts
1. To discourse formally.
2. To prepare a dissertation.
[Latin dissertāre, dissertāt-, frequentative of disserere, to discuss : dis-, dis- + serere, to connect; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Education) (intr) rare to give or make a dissertation. Also (archaic): dissert
[C18: from Latin dissertāre to debate, from disserere to examine, from dis-1 + serere to arrange]
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v.i. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to discuss a subject fully and learnedly; discourse.
[1760–70; probably back formation from dissertation]
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Past participle: dissertated
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|Verb||1.||dissertate - talk at length and formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"|
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