exhaustively, fully, in detail, thoroughly

The plan was discussed in great detail.

at length, endlessly, extensively

These ideas will be discussed at greater length in the next chapter.

freely, openly

This problem has never been discussed openly before.

critically, intelligently, seriously

Students should be encouraged to discuss critically the information they are given.

explicitly (esp. AmE)
convene (sth) to, meet to

to convene a conference to discuss the country's political future

The committee meets regularly to discuss these issues.

want to, wish to, would like to
need to
refuse to

He refused to discuss it with me.

be able to
be prepared to, be willing to

I'm not prepared to discuss this on the phone.


I'd like to discuss this matter with you later.

as discussed

We will send you an invoice as discussed.

a forum to discuss sth
have sth to discuss

Can you leave us alone? We have business to discuss.

an opportunity to discuss sth
widely discussed

The proposals have been widely discussed in the media.

Discuss is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑article, ↑cabinet, ↑chapter, ↑essay, ↑meeting
Discuss is used with these nouns as the object: ↑alternative, ↑arrangement, ↑aspect, ↑business, ↑concept, ↑detail, ↑disagreement, ↑experience, ↑extent, ↑feasibility, ↑feeling, ↑finding, ↑future, ↑hypothesis, ↑idea, ↑implementation, ↑implication, ↑importance, ↑incident, ↑issue, ↑matter, ↑merit, ↑motion, ↑nature, ↑plan, ↑point, ↑politics, ↑possibility, ↑problem, ↑proposal, ↑pros and cons, ↑question, ↑reason, ↑recommendation, ↑reform, ↑religion, ↑report, ↑research, ↑sexuality, ↑situation, ↑strategy, ↑subject, ↑tactic, ↑technicality, ↑theme, ↑thing, ↑topic, ↑view, ↑work

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  • discuss — discuss, argue, debate, dispute, agitate mean to discourse about something in order to arrive at the truth or to convince others. Discuss implies an attempt to sift or examine especially by presenting considerations pro and con; it often suggests …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • discuss — mid 14c., to examine, investigate, from L. discuss , pp. stem of discutere to dash to pieces, agitate, in L.L. and V.L. also to discuss, investigate (see DISCUSSION (Cf. discussion)). Meaning to examine by argument, debate is from mid 15c.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • discuss — [di skus′] vt. [ME discussen, to examine, scatter < L discussus, pp. of discutere, to strike asunder, scatter < dis , apart + quatere, to shake, beat: see QUASH2] 1. Obs. to disperse; dispel 2. to talk or write about; take up in… …   English World dictionary

  • discuss — I verb agitare, air, analyze, argue for and against, argue the case, argue the point, bandy words, carry on a conversation, comment, comment upon, confabulate, confer, confer with, consider, consult, contend in words, contest, converse, debate,… …   Law dictionary

  • discuss — [v] talk over with another altercate, argue, bounce off*, canvass, compare notes, confabulate, confer, consider, consult with, contend, contest, converse, debate, deliberate, descant, discept, discourse about, dispute, dissert, dissertate,… …   New thesaurus

  • discuss — ► VERB 1) talk about so as to reach a decision. 2) talk or write about (a topic) in detail. DERIVATIVES discussable adjective. ORIGIN Latin discutere dash to pieces (later investigate ) …   English terms dictionary

  • discuss */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈskʌs] / US verb [transitive] Word forms discuss : present tense I/you/we/they discuss he/she/it discusses present participle discussing past tense discussed past participle discussed Get it right: discuss: The verb discuss is never used… …   English dictionary

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  • discuss — di|scuss W1S3 [dıˈskʌs] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: discussus, past participle of discutere to shake to pieces ] 1.) to talk about something with another person or a group in order to exchange ideas or decide something ▪ Littman… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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