1. [ noun ] (linguistics) extended verbal expression in speech or writing
Related terms: language_unit context
2. [ verb ] talk or hold forth formally about a topic
Synonyms: dissertate

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

Related terms: talk dissertation
3. [ noun ] (religion) an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
Synonyms: preaching sermon
Related terms: address kerygma evangelism baccalaureate Sermon_on_the_Mount homily church_service sermonize
4. [ verb ] carry on a conversation
Synonyms: converse
Related terms: talk argue interview interview chat interview conversation
5. [ verb ] to consider or examine in speech or writing
Synonyms: discuss talk_about

"The article covered all the different aspects of this question" "The class discussed Dante's 'Inferno'"

Related terms: cover talk_shop descant discussion
6. [ noun ] an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
Synonyms: discussion treatment

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

Related terms: communication detail consideration talk dilation expansion
Similar spelling:   discourage