Synonyms of discourse in English:


See US English definition of discourse

See UK English definition of discourse

See Spanish definition of disertación


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

discussion, conversation, talk, dialogue, communication, conference, debate, consultation, verbal exchange
parley, chat
Indian adda
New Zealand korero
informal confab, chit-chat, powwow
formal confabulation
rare palaver, colloquy, converse, interlocution

2‘a discourse on critical theory’

essay, treatise, dissertation, paper, study, critique, monograph, disquisition, tract
lecture, address, speech, oration, peroration
sermon, homily


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

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’

converse, talk, speak, have a discussion, discuss matters, debate, confer, consult, parley, chat
informal have a confab, chew the fat, rap
formal confabulate