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dis·cuss  (d-sks)
tr.v. dis·cussed, dis·cuss·ing, dis·cuss·es
1. To speak with another or others about; talk over.
2. To examine or consider (a subject) in speech or writing.

[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 kwt- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·cussa·ble, dis·cussi·ble adj.
dis·cusser n.
Synonyms: discuss, argue, debate, dispute, contend
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 plaintiffs 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.
To contend is to strive in debate or controversy: She contended that her theory was easily proven.


discuss  /dsks/  v. [T] -es to talk about, examine: Please discuss the problem with the other employees.

Thesaurus: discuss to talk over, review, confer about frml. discuss

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