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

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Wiktionary4.5 / 2 votes

  1. discoursenoun

    To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.

    talk, conversation, discussion, debate, converse

  2. discoursenoun

    To write or speak formally and at length.

    communication, expression

  3. discoursenoun

    To debate.

    lecture, dissertation, study, treatise

  4. discoursenoun

    Any rational expression, reason.


English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. discoursenoun

    extended verbal expression in speech or writing

    discussion, sermon, treatment, preaching

  2. sermon, discourse, preachingnoun

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

    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"

    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'"

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

  5. converse, discourseverb

    carry on a conversation

    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"

    discuss, talk about, converse, dissertate, hold forth

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. discoursenoun

    [rare.] reason, reasoning faculty

  2. discoursenoun

    dissertation, treatise, disquisition, homily, sermon

  3. discoursenoun

    conversation, talk, oral communication, verbal intercourse

  4. discourseverb

    speak, expatiate, hold forth, deliver a discourse

  5. discourseverb

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

  6. discourseverb

    utter, emit, give forth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. discoursenoun

    dissertation, address, disquisition, oration, harangue, speech

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Samuel Johnson:

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

  2. Miguel de Cervantes:

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

  3. Francis Bacon:

    Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

  4. Gael García Bernal:

    This is what happens when somebody validates that conversation, that discourse, that's how genocide begins, that's how civil wars start, by validating that ignorant, repulsive, bigoted discourse.

  5. Dan Crenshaw:

    Let's allow ourselves to then move past it, and that's what we wanted to do -- try and be part of the solution, not be part of the problem in this back and forth that we constantly see... whether it's comedic discourse, political 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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