dialogue vs discuss : Common Errors in English

About dialogue vs discuss

“Dialogue” as a verb in sentences like “the Math Department willdialogue with the Dean about funding” is commonly used jargon inbusiness and education settings, but abhorred by traditionalists. Say“have a dialogue” or “discuss” instead.

dialogue Meaning(s)

  • (n) a conversation between two persons
  • (n) the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
  • (n) a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
  • (n) a discussion intended to produce an agreement

discuss Meaning(s)

  • (v) to consider or examine in speech or writing
  • (v) speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

dialogue in News

  1. Turkish president urges dialogue after anti-government protests

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Abdullah Gul called on Wednesday for dialogue with legitimate demonstrators against the redevelopment of an Istanbul park but said those who had taken to the streets in violent protests were a different matter. Gul spoke a day after riot police fired tear gas and water cannon almost without a break for more than 18 hours to clear thousands of people from ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Rajan Zed to discuss Hinduism, interfaith dialogue

    Hindu leader Rajan Zed will speak about Hinduism and interfaith dialogue from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4685 Lakeside Drive, Reno.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  3. Cyber Dialogue and Intelligence Programs Reinforce Cloud Information Protection as the New Imperative for Enterprises

    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent US-China cyber priorities dialogue and the revelation of the existence of the PRISM program, in which the government collects Internet and phone ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

discuss in News

  1. Southwest LRT: Residents discuss how light rail can co-exist with freight lines

    About 100 people gathered Thursday morning in St. Louis Park to view and discuss eight possible ways the Southwest Light Rail transit line can exist near freight rail lines. Trains on the line, also known as the green line extension, will run a 15-mile route from Minneapolis through St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka into Eden Prairie.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Minnesota Public Radio

  2. White House to discuss Syria crisis with journalists at 5 p.m. ET

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it would hold an on-the-record conference call for journalists at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the crisis in Syria with Ben Rhodes, the Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Eric Walsh)
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. G8 may discuss role of central banks: German source

    By Stephen Brown BERLIN (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations are likely to discuss the role of central banks and monetary policy at a summit in Northern Ireland next week, a German source said on Thursday. "It is understandable that there are different views of the role of central banks and monetary policy around the world," said the German official, noting that ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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