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Synonyms for discourse
ˈdɪs kɔrs, -koʊrs, dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs; dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrsdis·course

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Wiktionary

  1. discoursenoun

    To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.

    Synonyms:
    talk, conversation, discussion, debate, converse

  2. discoursenoun

    To write or speak formally and at length.

    Synonyms:
    communication, expression

  3. discoursenoun

    To debate.

    Synonyms:
    lecture, dissertation, study, treatise

  4. discoursenoun

    Any rational expression, reason.

    Synonyms:
    rationcination

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. discourse

    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.

    Synonyms:
    chat, colloquy, communication, communion, confabulation, conference, conversation, converse, dialogue, intercourse, parley, talk

    Preposition:
    Conversation with friends; between or among the guests; about a matter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discoursenoun

    extended verbal expression in speech or writing

    Synonyms:
    discussion, sermon, treatment, preaching

  2. sermon, discourse, preachingnoun

    an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

    Synonyms:
    discussion, sermon, treatment, preaching

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    sermon, handling, discussion, word, give-and-take, treatment, preaching, intervention

  4. 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'"

    Synonyms:
    talk over, converse, talk of, hash out, hold forth, dissertate, discuss, talk about

  5. converse, discourseverb

    carry on a conversation

    Synonyms:
    discuss, talk about, converse, dissertate, hold forth

  6. hold forth, discourse, dissertateverb

    talk at length and formally about a topic

    "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"

    Synonyms:
    discuss, talk about, converse, dissertate, hold forth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discoursenoun

    Synonyms:
    [rare.] reason, reasoning faculty

  2. discoursenoun

    Synonyms:
    dissertation, treatise, disquisition, homily, sermon

  3. discoursenoun

    Synonyms:
    conversation, talk, oral communication, verbal intercourse

  4. discourseverb

    Synonyms:
    speak, expatiate, hold forth, deliver a discourse

  5. discourseverb

    Synonyms:
    talk, converse, parley, confer, advise, hold a conversation, hold a parley or conference, talk together

  6. discourseverb

    Synonyms:
    utter, emit, give forth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discoursenoun

    Synonyms:
    dissertation, address, disquisition, oration, harangue, speech

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "discourse":

    speech, speeches, rhetoric, discourses, discours, al-khattab, debate, address

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How to use discourse in a sentence?

  1. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    Californians deserve to know how these platforms are impacting our public discourse, and this action brings much-needed transparency and accountability to the policies that shape the social media content we consume every day.

  3. John Demers:

    I think that it opened everyone's eyes to how much different foreign governments tried to influence our political discourse in a covert manner.

  4. Berman Jackson:

    Hiding the truth of who one represents from policymakers undermines our political discourse and diminishes the quality of our policymaking because people need the facts for democracy to work.

  5. Samuel Johnson:

    Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality they discourse like angels, but they live like men.


Translations for discourse

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  • حديثArabic
  • разговор, разговарям, държа реч, дискутирам, лекция, доклад, докладвамBulgarian
  • rozprava, řeč, projev, rozmlouvat, přednáška, pojednávatCzech
  • reden, Abhandlung, Diskurs, Gespräch, RedeGerman
  • ομιλία, διάλεξη, διαλέγομαι, συνομιλώ, συνομιλίαGreek
  • discurso, conversaciónSpanish
  • سخنPersian
  • tutkielma, ilmaus, keskustella, ajatustenvaihto, diskurssi, väitellä, keskustelu, käsitellä, järkeilyFinnish
  • conversation, discoursFrench
  • שיחHebrew
  • प्रवचनHindi
  • ceramahIndonesian
  • discorsoItalian
  • 会談, 会話, 論文, デイスクー, 対話Japanese
  • 논설Korean
  • sermoLatin
  • discours, redevoering, gedachtenwisseling, bespreken, verhandeling, rede, discussie, converseren, uiting, spreken, gesprek, conversatie, betoogDutch
  • discurso, discussãoPortuguese
  • discurs, conversațieRomanian
  • рациональность, разумность, разговор, беседа, дискурс, речь, трактат, доклад, лекцияRussian
  • diskursSwedish
  • วาทกรรมThai
  • گفتگوUrdu
  • 演讲Chinese

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