Dissertate
Dissertate Dis"ser*tate, v. i. [L. dissertatus, p. p. of dissertare to discuss, intents, fr. disserere. See {Dissert}.] To deal in dissertation; to write dissertations; to discourse. [R.] --J. Foster. [1913 Webster]

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  • dissertate — index converse, declaim, discourse, discuss Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dissertate — intransitive verb ( tated; tating) Etymology: Latin dissertatus, past participle of dissertare, from dissertus Date: 1766 dissert; also to write a dissertation • dissertator noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dissertate — dissertator, n. /dis euhr tayt /, v.i., dissertated, dissertating. to discuss a subject fully and learnedly; discourse. [1760 70; prob. back formation from DISSERTATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • dissertate — v. discourse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dissertate — dis·ser·tate …   English syllables

  • dissertate — dis•ser•tate [[t]ˈdɪs ərˌteɪt[/t]] v. i. tat•ed, tat•ing to discuss a subject fully and learnedly; discourse • Etymology: 1760–70; prob. back formation from dissertation dis′ser•ta tor, n …   From formal English to slang

  • dissertate — /ˈdɪsəteɪt/ (say disuhtayt) verb (i) (dissertated, dissertating) to treat of a subject in discourse; make a dissertation. {Latin dissertātus, past participle, discussed} –dissertator, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • dissertate — verb talk at length and formally about a topic The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England • Syn: ↑hold forth, ↑discourse • Derivationally related forms: ↑dissertation • Hypernyms: ↑talk, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold forth — verb talk at length and formally about a topic The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England • Syn: ↑discourse, ↑dissertate • Derivationally related forms: ↑dissertation (for: ↑dissertate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissertator — noun see dissertate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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