V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

Definition: (n.) 1. verbal communication; 2. formal, extended expression of thought on a subject; (v.) to converse or discuss

Synonyms: (n.) talk, dialogue, conversation, discussion, speech, lecture, thesis, (v.) discuss, communicate, converse


Tips: In business, discourse is a formal term for individual expression or serious discussion between individuals. As a noun, discourse is a more sophisticated way to say "discussion."

Usage Examples:

His passionate political discourse caused a stir among the students. (dialogue, speech) noun

The paralegals kept their discourse to a hushed whisper due to the volatile nature of the case. (discussion, conversation) noun

The discourse around the dinner table mainly surrounded their vacation plans. (talk, conversation) noun

I would like to engage him in discourse regarding plans for a company expansion. (dialogue, conversation) noun

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