Synonyms for discourse

Synonyms for (noun) discourse

Synonyms: discourse

Definition: extended verbal expression in speech or writing

Similar words: linguistic unit, language unit

Definition: one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed


Synonyms: discourse, discussion, treatment

Definition: an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic

Usage: the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic; his treatment of the race question is badly biased

Similar words: communicating, communication

Definition: the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

Usage: they could not act without official communication from Moscow


Synonyms: sermon, preaching, discourse

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

Similar words: speech, address

Definition: the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

Usage: he listened to an address on minor Roman poets

Synonyms for (verb) discourse

Synonyms: hold forth, discourse, dissertate

Definition: talk at length and formally about a topic

Usage: The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England

Similar words: talk, speak

Definition: exchange thoughts; talk with

Usage: We often talk business; Actions talk louder than words


Synonyms: discourse, converse

Definition: carry on a conversation

Similar words: talk, speak

Definition: exchange thoughts; talk with

Usage: We often talk business; Actions talk louder than words


Synonyms: talk about, discourse, discuss

Definition: to consider or examine in speech or writing

Usage: The author talks about the different aspects of this question; The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'

Similar words: cover, deal, address, plow, handle, treat

Definition: act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression

Usage: This book deals with incest; The course covered all of Western Civilization; The new book treats the history of China