Verbal exchange, conversation.
To write or speak formally and at length.
Any rational expression, reason.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Conversation (Latin con, with) is, etymologically, an interchange of ideas with some other person or persons. Talk may be wholly one-sided. Many brilliant talkers have been incapable of conversation. There may be intercourse without conversation, as by looks, signs, etc.; communion is of hearts, with or without words; communication is often by writing, and may be uninvited and unreciprocated. Talk may denote the mere utterance of words with little thought; thus, we say idle talk, empty talk, rather than idle or empty conversation. Discourse is now applied chiefly to public addresses. A conference is more formal than a conversation. Dialog denotes ordinarily an artificial or imaginary conversation, generally of two persons, but sometimes of more. A colloquy is indefinite as to number, and generally somewhat informal. Compare BEHAVIOR.
Conversation with friends; between or among the guests; about a matter.
extended verbal expression in speech or writing
sermon, discourse, preachingnoun
an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
discussion, treatment, discourseverb
an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
"the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
discourse, talk about, discussverb
to consider or examine in speech or writing
"The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
carry on a conversation
hold forth, discourse, dissertateverb
talk at length and formally about a topic
"The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"
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How to use discourse in a sentence?
If she were a white racist rather than an anti-white racist, she would never be hired. Professors are supposed to be experts in some scholarly field, and professionals in their classroom discourse. They don't have a license to indoctrinate students in their prejudices -- whether those prejudices are right or left.
The Durban process is critical in fighting this scourge. However, whoever uses this process – or any other platform – for anti-Semitic diatribes, anti-Muslim discourse, hateful speech and baseless assertions, only denigrates our essential fight against racism.
Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality they discourse like angels, but they live like men.
Unfortunately, the discourse from some in the community did not remain civil and reportedly included threats of physical violence. We had to make a very tough call, our cancellation of the Pride Prom does not mean that we agree with -- or are bowing to pressure from -- those who protested the event.
Today's aggression by protesters who disagree with my position on the legalization of recreational marijuana demonstrates the problem with political discourse today, we all must agree to have a civilized debate when disagreement occurs. My parents fled communist Eastern Europe where people with different political opinions were harassed and punished, and it has no place in America.
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- разговор, докладвам, доклад, дискутирам, разговарям, държа реч, лекцияBulgarian
- přednáška, pojednávat, rozmlouvat, projev, řeč, rozpravaCzech
- Abhandlung, Diskurs, Rede, reden, GesprächGerman
- συνομιλώ, ομιλία, διαλέγομαι, διάλεξη, συνομιλίαGreek
- discurso, conversaciónSpanish
- keskustelu, väitellä, diskurssi, ilmaus, tutkielma, keskustella, ajatustenvaihto, käsitellä, järkeilyFinnish
- discours, conversationFrench
- 対話, 会談, 論文, 会話, デイスクーJapanese
- discours, rede, discussie, converseren, uiting, spreken, betoog, conversatie, gesprek, gedachtenwisseling, bespreken, verhandeling, redevoeringDutch
- discurso, discussãoPortuguese
- conversație, discursRomanian
- разумность, разговор, беседа, дискурс, речь, трактат, доклад, рациональность, лекцияRussian
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