Synonyms of discourse in English:

discourse


See definition of discourse

noun

1‘a small group of women had chosen to prolong their discourse outside the door’

SYNONYMS

discussion, conversation, talk, dialogue, communication, conference, debate, consultation, verbal exchange

parley, powwow, chat

Indian adda

NZ korero

informal confab, chit-chat

formal confabulation

rare palaver, colloquy, converse, interlocution

2‘a discourse on critical theory’

SYNONYMS

essay, treatise, dissertation, paper, study, critique, monograph, disquisition, tract

lecture, address, speech, oration, peroration

sermon, homily


verb

1‘she could discourse at great length on the history of Europe’

SYNONYMS

hold forth, expatiate, pontificate

talk, give a talk, give an address, give a speech, lecture, sermonize, preach, orate

write learnedly, write at length

informal spout, spiel, speechify, preachify, sound off

archaic perorate, lucubrate

rare dissertate

2‘he spent an hour discoursing with his supporters’

SYNONYMS

converse, talk, speak, have a discussion, discuss matters, debate, confer, consult, parley, chat

informal have a confab, chew the fat, rap

formal confabulate