extended verbal expression in speech or writing
sermon, discourse, preaching(noun)
an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
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"
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'"
carry on a conversation
hold forth, discourse, dissertate(verb)
talk at length and formally about a topic
"The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"
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.
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How to use discourse in a sentence?
There has been a backlash from men who don't understand notions of white privilege, the systematic power they have that is afforded to them, there's a changing discourse there, david Leyonhjelm is a flagbearer of the backlash.
Be brief, for no discourse can please when too long.
Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality they discourse like angels, but they live like men.
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.
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.
Translations for discourse
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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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