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DISCUSS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discuss mean? 

DISCUSS (verb)
  The verb DISCUSS has 2 senses:

1. to consider or examine in speech or writing
2. speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

  Familiarity information: DISCUSS used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCUSS (verb)


Sense 1discuss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To consider or examine in speech or writing

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

discourse; discuss; talk about

Context examples:

The article covered all the different aspects of this question / The class discussed Dante's 'Inferno'

Hypernyms (to "discuss" is one way to...):

address; cover; deal; handle; plow; treat (deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "discuss"):

descant (talk at great length about something of one's interest)

talk shop (discuss matters that are related to work)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2discuss [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hash out; talk over; discuss

Context example:

We discussed our household budget

Hypernyms (to "discuss" is one way to...):

talk about; talk of (discuss or mention)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "discuss"):

negociate; negotiate; talk terms (discuss the terms of an arrangement)

hammer out; thrash out (discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement)

bandy about (discuss casually)

broach; initiate (bring up a topic for discussion)

confab; confabulate; confer; consult (have a conference in order to talk something over)

advise; counsel; rede (give advice to)

chair; lead; moderate (preside over)

bandy; kick around (discuss lightly)

consider; debate; deliberate; moot; turn over (think about carefully; weigh)

debate; deliberate (discuss the pros and cons of an issue)

powwow (hold a powwow, talk, conference or meeting)

negociate (confer with another in order to come to terms or reach an agreement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot discuss Sue
Sam wants to discuss with Sue


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