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Discourse (n.) 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.
Discourse (n.) Conversation; talk.
Discourse (n.) The art and manner of speaking and conversing.
Discourse (n.) 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.
Discourse (n.) Dealing; transaction.
Discourse (v. i.) To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.
Discourse (v. i.) 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.
Discourse (v. i.) To relate something; to tell.
Discourse (v. i.) To treat of something in writing and formally.
Discourse (v. t.) To treat of; to expose or set forth in language.
Discourse (v. t.) To utter or give forth; to speak.
Discourse (v. t.) To talk to; to confer with.