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Synonyms for discourse
ˈdɪs kɔrs, -koʊrs, dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs; dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discourse(noun)

    extended verbal expression in speech or writing

    Synonyms:
    discussion, sermon, treatment, preaching

  2. sermon, discourse, preaching(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    discussion, sermon, treatment, preaching

  3. discussion, treatment, discourse(verb)

    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, discuss(verb)

    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, discourse(verb)

    carry on a conversation

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

  6. hold forth, discourse, dissertate(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. discourse(noun)

    Verbal exchange, conversation.

    Synonyms:
    conversation, discussion, debate, converse, talk

  2. discourse(noun)

    To write or speak formally and at length.

    Synonyms:
    communication, expression

  3. discourse(noun)

    To debate.

    Synonyms:
    treatise, lecture, study, dissertation

  4. discourse(noun)

    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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. discourse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [rare.] reason, reasoning faculty

  2. discourse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dissertation, treatise, disquisition, homily, sermon

  3. discourse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    conversation, talk, oral communication, verbal intercourse

  4. discourse(v. n.)

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

  5. discourse(v. n.)

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

  6. discourse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    utter, emit, give forth

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. discourse(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use discourse in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Yoani Sanchez:

    With this change, the discourse of the government has to change, and so does ours ... Now is the time for us to readjust our tactics due to the changing political scene.

  3. Tom Malinowski:

    Conspiracy theories that falsely blame secret cabals and marginalized groups for the problems of society have long fueled prejudice, violence and terrorism, it's time for us to come together across party lines to say that QAnon has no place in our nation's political discourse.

  4. Denver Riggleman:

    I condemn this movement and urge all Americans to join me in taking this step to exclude them and other extreme conspiracy theories from the national discourse.

  5. Alan Perwiranda:

    I have started to limit my travel because the tickets are really expensive, i think what the government is doing is not helpful at all. Everything is just discourse and there is no concrete evidence of any change.


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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