Discourse vs Manifest - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between discourse and manifest

is that discourse is (uncountable|archaic) verbal exchange, conversation while manifest is manifesto.

As a verb discourse

is to engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.

discourse

Noun

  • (uncountable, archaic) Verbal exchange, conversation.
  • * 1847 , , (Jane Eyre), Chapter XVIII
  • Two or three of the gentlemen sat near him, and I caught at times scraps of their conversation across the room. At first I could not make much sense of what I heard; for the discourse of Louisa Eshton and Mary Ingram, who sat nearer to me, confused the fragmentary sentences that reached me at intervals.
  • (uncountable) Expression in words, either speech or writing.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author= , title=Pixels or Perish , volume=100, issue=2, page=106 , magazine= citation , passage=Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse . Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.}}
  • (countable) A formal lengthy exposition of some subject, either spoken or written.
  • The preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.
  • (countable) Any rational expression, reason.
  • * South
  • difficult, strange, and harsh to the discourses of natural reason
  • * Shakespeare
  • Sure he that made us with such large discourse , / Looking before and after, gave us not / That capability and godlike reason / To rust in us unused.
  • (social sciences, countable) An institutionalized way of thinking, a social boundary defining what can be said about a specific topic (after ).
  • * 2007 , Christine L. Marran, Poison Woman: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture (page 137)
  • Furthermore, it should be recalled from the previous chapter that criminological discourse of the 1930s deemed every woman a potential criminal, implicitly including the domestic woman.
  • * 2008 , Jane Anna Gordon, Lewis Gordon, A Companion to African-American Studies (page 308)
  • But equally important to the emergence of uniquely African-American queer discourses is the refusal of African-American movements for liberation to address adequately issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • (obsolete) Dealing; transaction.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • Good Captain Bessus, tell us the discourse / Betwixt Tigranes and our king, and how / We got the victory.

    Synonyms

    * (expression in words) communication, expression * (verbal exchange) debate, conversation, discussion, talk * (formal lengthy exposition of some subject) dissertation, lecture, sermon, study, treatise * (rational expression) ratiocination

    Derived terms

    * direct discourse * indirect discourse

    Verb

    (discours)
  • To engage in discussion or conversation; to converse.
  • To write or speak formally and at length.
  • (obsolete) To debate.
  • To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason.
  • (Dryden)

    Synonyms

    * (engage in discussion or conversation) converse, talk * (write or speak formally and at length)

    Derived terms

    * discourser

    See also

    * essay

    manifest

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Evident to the senses, especially to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived.
  • * Bible, Hebrews iv. 13
  • Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight.
  • Obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
  • Detected; convicted.
  • * Dryden (rfdate)
  • Calistho there stood manifest of shame.

    Synonyms

    * apparent, plain, clear, distinct, obvious, palpable, patent * See also .

    Derived terms

    * manifest content * manifest destiny

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto or manifestation.
  • A list or invoice of the passengers or goods being carried by a commercial vehicle or ship.
  • (computing) A file containing metadata describing other files.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
  • His courage manifested itself via the look on his face.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 19 , author=Josh Halliday , title=Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised? , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=Other global taboos, such as sex and suicide, manifest themselves widely online, with websites offering suicide guides and Hot XXX Action seconds away at the click of a button. The UK government will come under pressure to block access to pornographic websites this year when a committee of MPs publishes its report on protecting children online.}}
  • *
  • ''Not I; I must be found;
    ''My parts, my title, and my perfect soul
    ''Shall manifest me rightly.
  • To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.