Discept Dis*cept", v. i. [L. disceptare.] To debate; to discuss. [R.] [1913 Webster]

One dissertates, he is candid; Two must discept, -- has distinguished. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

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  • discept — index contend (dispute), debate, differ (vary), disaccord, dispute (debate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • discept — dis·cept …   English syllables

  • discept —   v.i. discuss; dispute.    ♦ disceptation,    ♦ disceptator, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • discept — də̇ˈsept intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin disceptare to separate, decide between, debate, from dis apart + ceptare (from captare to chase, strive to seize) more at dis , catch : debate, discuss …   Useful english dictionary

  • dispute — dis·pute 1 /di spyüt/ vb dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing vi: to engage in a dispute disputing with management over contract terms vt: to engage in a dispute over disputing the correct application of the contract provision; esp: to oppose by argume …   Law dictionary

  • debate — I verb agitate, altercate, argue, argue pros and cons, attempt to disprove, bandy, battle verbally, canvass, confer with, confute, consider, consult with, contend, contest, controvert, deliberate, disagree, discept, discuss, dispute, engage in… …   Law dictionary

  • contend — I (dispute) verb altercate, argue, battle, be discordant, bicker, brawl, carry on an argument, challenge, clash, combat, compete, conflict, contendere, contest, contradict, decernere, differ, disaccord, disagree, discept, discord, dissent,… …   Law dictionary

  • differ — I (disagree) verb be discordant, be incongruent, be inharmonious, bicker, cavil, clash, conflict with, contend, contradict, dispute, divide on, hold different views, object, oppose, protest, raise objections, reject, repudiate, take exception,… …   Law dictionary

  • disaccord — I noun affray, animosity, antagonism, argument, argumentation, brawl, broil, caviling, clashing, cleavage, conflict, conflict of opinion, confrontation, contention, contradiction, contrariety, contrariness, controversy, cross purposes, debate,… …   Law dictionary

  • agitate — Synonyms and related words: actuate, afflict, air, argue, arouse, assail, attack, beat, beat up, blow the coals, bother, bounce, broach, bug, burden, campaign, canvass, churn, churn up, concern, concuss, consider, convulse, debate, disarrange,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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