dissertate

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin dissertatus, past participle of dissertō(to discuss), from disserō. Compare dissert.

Verb[edit]

dissertate ‎(third-person singular simple present dissertates, present participle dissertating, simple past and past participle dissertated)

  1. To make a dissertation; to discourse.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 203:
      In fact, if a miracle ever sat up and slapped him in the face over his small beer and muffin he'd […] dissertate in Latin on the experiential impossibility of its existence.

Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from dissertation.

Verb[edit]

dissertate ‎(third-person singular simple present dissertates, present participle dissertating, simple past and past participle dissertated)

  1. To write one's dissertation.
    Mark stayed up until 2 a.m. dissertating last night.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

dissertate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of dissertare
  2. second-person plural imperative of dissertare

Participle[edit]

dissertate

  1. feminine plural of dissertato

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