Synonyms of discourse


1. discourse, language unit, linguistic unit

usage: extended verbal expression in speech or writing

2. sermon, discourse, preaching, address, speech

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

3. discussion, treatment, discourse, communication, communicating

usage: 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"


1. discourse, talk about, discuss, cover, treat, handle, plow, deal, address

usage: to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

2. converse, discourse, talk, speak

usage: carry on a conversation

3. hold forth, discourse, dissertate, talk, speak

usage: talk at length and formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"

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