Meaning of “discuss” in the English Dictionary

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"discuss" in British English

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discussverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈskʌs/ us /dɪˈskʌs/

A2 to talk about a subject with someone and tell each other your ideas or opinions:

The police want to discuss these recent racist attacks with local people.

to talk or write about a subject in detail, especially considering different ideas and opinions related to it:

The later chapters discuss the effects on the environment.

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  • Draft a proposal for the project and we can discuss it at the meeting.
  • Late last night, the French ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Office to discuss the crisis.
  • I'm very interested in your idea - shall we discuss it over lunch?
  • Stop shouting and let's discuss this reasonably.
  • Sex never used to be discussed in polite society.

(Definition of “discuss” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"discuss" in American English

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discussverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈskʌs/

to talk about something to other people, often exchanging ideas or opinions:

We have been discussing the possibility of working together.

(Definition of “discuss” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)