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Synonyms

discuss

verb

to talk about something with someone

consider

verb

to formally discuss something before making a decision about it

talk

verb

to discuss a problem, especially to avoid arguments or fighting

argue

verb

to discuss something with someone who has a different opinion from you

debate

verb

if people debate a subject, they discuss it formally before making a decision, usually by voting

consult

verb

to discuss something with someone, or to get their permission before you make a decision

talk through

to discuss a plan or a situation in a detailed way

canvass

verb

to discuss an idea in order to decide whether to accept it or not

clear the air

to discuss a problem or difficult situation with someone in order to make it better

get down to brass tacks

to start discussing the most important issue

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air/wash your dirty /linen/laundry in public

to discuss private subjects or problems in public

backtrack

verb

to return to a subject you were discussing before

bat around

to discuss ideas or plans in an informal way

beg the question

formal to discuss a problem, issue, or fact as if it definitely exists, even though it may not exist

bend someone’s ear

to talk to someone for a long time, especially in order to complain about something or to discuss a problem

bounce around

to discuss something in order to make a decision

bounce off

to discuss something with someone in order to get their opinion and make a decision

brainstorm

verb

to discuss ideas in a brainstorming discussion

chew over

to think about something carefully or discuss it carefully with other people before making a decision about it

compare notes

to discuss something with someone who has also experienced it or thought about it

confer

verb

to discuss something with other people in order to reach a decision

deal with

to talk about something

discuss

verb

to write or talk about a subject in detail

exhaust

verb

to talk about something until you have nothing else to say about it

get into

informal to begin to discuss something

hammer out

to reach a decision or agreement after discussing it or arguing about it for a long time

hash out

to discuss a plan or agreement in order to agree about the details

have it out

to talk to someone honestly and directly about a problem that is causing disagreement or about something they have done that is making you angry

keep to

to write or talk about the subject that you have started to talk about, and not any other subject

kick around

to discuss an idea or suggestion in an informal way

knock around

to discuss ideas in an informal way

liaise

verb

if one person liaises with another, or if people liaise, they talk to each other and tell each other what they are doing, so that they can work together effectively

meet

verb

to come together with other people as a group in order to discuss something formally or officially

negotiate

verb

to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation

open out

if a discussion opens out, or if you open it out, it becomes more general or it starts to include more subjects

open up

if a discussion opens up, or if you open it up, it becomes more general or starts to include more subjects

pick over

to talk about something in detail

pick up on

to talk in more detail about something that someone has mentioned

readdress

verb

formal to return to an issue and deal with it again

revisit

verb

to consider or discuss something again

speculate

verb

to consider or discuss why something has happened or what might happen

stick to

to talk or write about one particular thing only

take up

to continue to discuss or deal with an idea, problem, or suggestion

talk

verb

to discuss a subject

talk

verb

to achieve something by talking

talk out

to discuss a problem thoroughly with someone who disagrees with you about it

talk over

to discuss a problem or a plan

talk round

to discuss something in a general way and without dealing with the most important issues

talk shop

to talk about your work, especially in a way that is boring for other people

talk turkey

to discuss something seriously

thrash out

to discuss something until you find a solution or reach an agreement

toss around

to discuss something such as an idea, often in an informal way

treat

verb

to discuss something by speaking or writing about it

treat with

to have a formal discussion with someone in order to try to reach an agreement about something

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