American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To speak with another or others about; talk over.
- v. To examine or consider (a subject) in speech or writing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shake or strike asunder; break up; disperse; scatter.
- To shake off; put away.
- To examine; consider and declare one's opinion concerning; hence, to explain; declare; speak about.
- To agitate; debate; argue about; reason upon; sift the considerations for and against.
- Hence To examine or investigate the quality of by consuming, as something to eat or drink: as, to discuss a fowl; to discuss a bottle of wine.
- In civil law, to exhaust legal proceedings against for debt, as the actual debtor or his property, before proceeding against the property of a person secondarily liable for the debt. See benefit of discussion, under discussion.
- In French-Canadian law, to procure the sale of (the property of a debtor) by due process of law and apply the proceeds toward the payment of the debt. Synonyms Dispute, Debate, etc. See argue.
- v. obsolete, transitive To drive away, disperse, shake off.
- v. transitive To converse or debate concerning a particular topic.
- v. transitive, obsolete To communicate, tell, or disclose (information, a message, etc.).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To break to pieces; to shatter.
- v. archaic To break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to drive away; -- said especially of tumors.
- v. obsolete To shake; to put away; to finish.
- v. To examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate.
- v. colloq. To deal with, in eating or drinking.
- v. (Law) To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety.
- v. to consider or examine in speech or writing
- v. speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
- From Middle French and Anglo-Norman discusser (French: discuter), from Latin discussus, past participle of discutere ("to strike or shake apart, break up, scatter, also, in derivatives and in Medieval Latin, examine, discuss"), from dis- ("apart") + quatere ("to shake"). (Wiktionary)
- 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. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And I am quite sure also that Professor Doit would write to his class: 'Whatever topic you discuss, _discuss it originally_.”
“But the only upgrade Apple will discuss is the AirPlay feature of the next version of the iOS software in Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, which will let you watch video from many apps on your HDTV.”
“I thought he said the time to discuss is over and it is now time for action?”
“The real issue here, the one that nobody wants to discuss, is not “well-off” people.”
“What I think the article meant to discuss is the number of married people.”
“Whilst I prevaricate, discuss: is it better to pontificate or to ruminate?”
“What I am about to discuss is not a sole publication.”
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“So the elephant sitting in the whole convention discussion which no one wants to discuss is the OLCC and its regulations.”
“I know I have new blog readers here and you have to know that my favourite topic to discuss is politics and resistance to the prevailing dogma, which a lot of you may not like.”
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