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Discourse

Dis`course´
n.1.The power of the mind to reason or infer by running, as it were, from one fact or reason to another, and deriving a conclusion; an exercise or act of this power; reasoning; range of reasoning faculty.
2.Conversation; talk.
3.The art and manner of speaking and conversing.
Of excellent breeding, admirable discourse.
- Shak.
4.Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given line of thought; speech; treatise; dissertation; sermon, etc.; as, the preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.
5.Dealing; transaction.
v. i.1.To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.
[imp. & p. p. Discoursed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Discoursing.]
2.To express one's self in oral discourse; to expose one's views; to talk in a continuous or formal manner; to hold forth; to speak; to converse.
Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear.
- Shak.
3.To relate something; to tell.
4.To treat of something in writing and formally.
v. t.1.To treat of; to expose or set forth in language.
2.To utter or give forth; to speak.
It will discourse most eloquent music.
- Shak.
3.To talk to; to confer with.
Noun1.discourse - extended verbal expression in speech or writing
2.Discoursediscourse - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
Synonyms: preaching, sermon
3.discourse - 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"
Verb1.discourse - to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
Synonyms: discuss, talk about
2.discourse - carry on a conversation
Synonyms: converse
3.discourse - talk or hold forth formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"
Synonyms: dissertate
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