dialogue vs discuss :

dialogue or 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.

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Definitions

  • 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
    they disagreed but kept an open dialogue

  • n  an athletic competition in which a disk-shaped object is thrown as far as possible
  • n  a disk used in throwing competitions
  • v  to consider or examine in speech or writing
    The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • v  speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion
    We discussed our household budget
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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)
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • West to discuss aid with Syria rebel leader; insurgents kill Shi'ites
    By Erika Solomon and John Irish BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Western officials will meet the commander of the main force fighting President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday to discuss new aid, diplomats said, signaling a new bid to help mainstream rebels and counter the strength of sectarian militias. Underscoring the West's fears of an uncontrolled sectarian bloodbath, activists said Sunni insurgent ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News