American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To discourse formally.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To discourse in the style of a dissertation; write dissertations.
- v. To write dissertations; to discourse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To deal in dissertation; to write dissertations; to discourse.
- v. talk at length and formally about a topic
- Latin dissertatus, past participle of dissertare to discuss, intents, from disserere. See dissert. (Wiktionary)
- Latin dissertāre, dissertāt-, frequentative of disserere, to discuss : dis-, dis- + serere, to connect; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It defines too much of me to stop. are two things I need to stick on my corkboard right over my computer while I dissertate. mlronald”
“ The lady sat cross legged and relaxed on a tall stool like she was about to dissertate.”
“The AAUW fellowship helped Margaret complete her dissertation, which she jokingly notes she might still be writing, had it not been for the chance to dissertate without ...”
“The AAUW fellowship helped Margaret complete her dissertation, which she jokingly notes she might still be writing, had it not been for the chance to dissertate without being tied to a full-time teaching position.”
“But I'm not writing to scold you about your behavior or dissertate on how stars have it all.”
“It is impossible to dissertate and to teach without it!”
“***--I don't think that I managed to de-dissertate my style entirely, and to my eye there's a difference between the chapters left somewhat as-is and the massively revised chapters, but at least I managed to eliminate "gynohistoriographical" from the introduction.”
“But before I begin to examine the chances of the Atlantic Pact doing the job the Empire and the British Navy did for so long in "promoting stability and well being in the North Atlantic area" to quote the preamble to the Treaty which is to be - signed next week, I would like with your permission to dissertate just a little on this matter of cross-roads.”
“Mr. Brown, who had always met my advances with a grim taciturnity that made conversation exceedingly difficult, proceeded to dissertate upon one or two of the vexed questions of the day.”
“The Greek sought after wisdom; he wanted a man who would perorate and argue and dissertate.”
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