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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”
 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.
    Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear.   --Shak.
 3. To relate something; to tell.
 4. To treat of something in writing and formally.