discuss


discuss
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French discusser, Latin discussus, past participle of discutere to disperse, from dis- apart + quatere to shake — more at dis-, quash Date: 14th century 1. obsolete dispel 2. a. to investigate by reasoning or argument b. to present in detail for examination or consideration <
discussed plans for the party
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c. to talk about 3. obsolete declarediscussable or discussible adjectivediscusser noun Synonyms: 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
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. argue implies the offering of reasons or evidence in support of convictions already held <
argued that the project would be too costly
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. 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
>
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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