Discuss vs Confront - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between discuss and confront

is that discuss is to converse or debate concerning a particular topic while confront is to put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.

As verbs the difference between discuss and confront

is that discuss is (obsolete|transitive) to drive away, disperse, shake off; said especially of tumors while confront is to stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance; to come face to face with; to oppose; to challenge.

discuss

Verb

  • (obsolete) To drive away, disperse, shake off; said especially of tumors.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.i:
  • For she was giuen all to fleshly lust, / And poured forth in sensuall delight, / That all regard of shame she had discust , / And meet respect of honour put to flight
  • * Rambler
  • a pomade of virtue to discuss pimples
  • * Sir H. Wotton
  • Many arts were used to discuss the beginnings of new affection.
  • To converse or debate concerning a particular topic.
  • Let's sit down and discuss this rationally.
    I don't wish to discuss this further. Let's talk about something else.
  • (obsolete) To communicate, tell, or disclose (information, a message, etc.).
  • * , Merry Wives of Windsor , act 1, sc. 3:
  • Nym : I will discuss the humour of this love to Page.
  • * , Henry V , act 4, sc. 1:
  • Pistol : Discuss unto me; art thou officer? Or art thou base, common and popular?
  • To break to pieces; to shatter.
  • To deal with, in eating or drinking.
  • * Sir S. Baker
  • We sat quietly down and discussed a cold fowl that we had brought with us.
  • To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety.
  • Synonyms

    * (converse about a topic) betalk, debate, talk about

    Derived terms

    * discussant * discusser * discussion * discuss to death * discuss Uganda

    See also

    * argue

    confront

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To stand or meet facing, especially in competition, hostility or defiance; to come face to face with; to oppose; to challenge.
  • We should confront him about the missing money.
  • To deal with.
  • To something bring face to face with.
  • To come up against; to encounter.
  • To engage in confrontation.
  • To set a thing side by side with; to compare.
  • To put a thing facing to; to set in contrast to.
  • Derived terms

    * confrontation * confrontational * confronter * confrontment