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

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Wiktionary

  1. discoursenoun

    Verbal exchange, conversation.

    Synonyms:
    conversation, discussion, debate, converse, talk

  2. discoursenoun

    To write or speak formally and at length.

    Synonyms:
    communication, expression

  3. discoursenoun

    To debate.

    Synonyms:
    treatise, lecture, study, dissertation

  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. David Horowitz:

    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.

  2. Stephane Dujarric:

    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.

  3. Samuel Johnson:

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

  4. Jacksonville Public Library:

    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.

  5. Congressman Andy Harris:

    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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Translations for discourse

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  • حديثArabic
  • 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
  • سخنPersian
  • keskustelu, väitellä, diskurssi, ilmaus, tutkielma, keskustella, ajatustenvaihto, käsitellä, järkeilyFinnish
  • discours, conversationFrench
  • שיחHebrew
  • प्रवचनHindi
  • ceramahIndonesian
  • discorsoItalian
  • 対話, 会談, 論文, 会話, デイスクーJapanese
  • 논설Korean
  • sermoLatin
  • 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
  • diskursSwedish
  • گفتگوUrdu
  • 演讲Chinese

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