discuss what/who/where etc• After the first two chapters, it discusses where and how to readartcriticism.• In psychotherapy we began to discuss what Charles thought and felt about his life as a whole.• It went on to discuss whatform the opinion should take, including where a reservation of opinion would be required.• She hadn't wanted to discuss what had happened.• He declined to discuss what his own company might do.• The classgathersweekly to shareobservations and discuss what they are finding.• Then they discussed what they had in mind for the publicity.• They are planning a trip together, arranging where to meet, discussing what to bring.
(1300-1400)Latindiscussus, past participle of discutere“to shake to pieces”
ADVERB | VERB + DISCUSS | PREPOSITION | PHRASESADVERB➤exhaustively, fully, in detail, thoroughly詳盡討論；充分討論；詳細商討◇The plan was discussed in great detail. 對這項計劃作了極為詳細的討論。➤at length, endlessly, extensively長時間討論；沒完沒了地商討；廣泛討論◇These ideas will be discussed at greater length in the next chapter. 這些觀點將在下一章中花更大篇幅予以論述。➤briefly簡短地討論▸➤further進一步討論▸➤freely, openly自由／公開討論◇This problem has never been discussed openly before. 這個問題以前從未公開討論過。➤informally非正式討論▸➤critically, intelligently, seriously批判地／睿智地／嚴肅地討論◇Students should be encouraged to discuss critically the information they are given. 應該鼓勵學生對獲得的信息進行批判性的討論。➤publicly公開討論➤explicitly (especially NAmE) 坦率地討論VERB + DISCUSS➤convene (sth) to, meet to召集（⋯）討論；開會討論◇to convene a conference to discuss the country's political future 召集會議討論國家的政治前途◇The committee meets regularly to discuss these issues. 委員會定期開會討論這些問題。➤want to, wish to, would like to想要討論；希望談論➤need to需要討論▸➤refuse to拒絕討論◇He refused to discuss it with me. 他拒絕跟我討論這個問題。➤be able to能夠討論▸➤be prepared to, be willing to願意討論◇I'm not prepared to discuss this on the phone. 我不願意在電話裏討論這個問題。PREPOSITION➤with與⋯討論◇I'd like to discuss this matter with you later. 我想稍後再與你討論這個問題。PHRASES➤as discussed如已討論過的◇We will send you an invoice as discussed. 我們將按照討論過的那樣寄給你們一張發票。➤a forum to discuss sth討論⋯的論壇▸➤have sth to discuss有⋯要討論◇Can you leave us alone? We have business to discuss. 能讓我們單獨待會兒嗎？我們有事兒要談。➤an opportunity to discuss sth討論⋯的機會➤widely discussed經廣泛討論的◇The proposals have been widely discussed in the media. 這些提議已經在媒體上進行了廣泛討論。