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A brief discourse
succinctly, cursorily, economically; see briefly 1.
trust in, have faith in, have confidence in, put one's trust in; see believe 1.
A sound or combination of sounds that symbolizes and communicates a meaning:expression, locution, term. See words
Something said:saying, statement, utterance. See words
Something communicated, as information:communication, message. See words
A declaration that one will or will not do a certain thing:assurance, covenant, engagement, guarantee, guaranty, pledge, plight2, promise, solemn word, vow, warrant, word of honor. See obligation
An authoritative indication to be obeyed:behest, bidding, charge, command, commandment, dictate, direction, directive, injunction, instruction (often used in plural), mandate, order. See over, words
New information, especially about recent events and happenings:advice (often used in plural), intelligence, news, tiding (often used in plural). (Informal) scoop. See knowledge, words
Idle, often sensational and groundless talk about others:gossip, gossipry, hearsay, report, rumor, talebearing, tattle, tittle-tattle. (Slang) scuttlebutt. See words
A discussion, often heated, in which a difference of opinion is expressed.Used in plural: altercation, argument, bicker, clash, contention, controversy, debate, difficulty, disagreement, dispute, fight, polemic, quarrel, run-in, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle. (Informal) hassle, rhubarb, tangle. See conflict
To convey in language or words of a particular form:couch, express, formulate, phrase, put. See words Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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