intransitive verbdis·ser·tat·ed, dis·ser·tat·ing, dis·ser·tates, also dis·sert·ed dis·sert·ing dis·serts
- To discourse formally.
- To prepare a dissertation.
Origin of dissertateLatin dissertāre dissertāt- frequentative of disserere to discuss dis- dis- serere to connect ; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present dissertates, present participle dissertating, simple past and past participle dissertated)
- To make a dissertation; to discourse.