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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Discourse \Dis*course"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Discoursed; p. pr. & vb. n. Discoursing.] 1. To exercise reason; to employ the mind in judging and inferring; to reason. [Obs.] "Have sense or can discourse." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. [1913 Webster] Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To relate something; to tell. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To treat of something in writing and formally. [1913 Webster]