dialogue

(AmE also dialog) noun
ADJECTIVE
close

There needs to be a closer dialogue between management and staff.

direct

The government refused to engage in direct dialogue with the terrorists.

healthy, honest (esp. AmE), open

an honest and open dialogue about racial identity in the US

public
constructive, meaningful, real, serious
ongoing
political

a serious political dialogue

VERB + DIALOGUE
engage in, have, hold

Managers are willing to hold a dialogue with union leaders.

begin, create, enter into, establish, open, start

His movies create their own dialogue with the viewer.

The government must enter into a dialogue with industry on this issue.

continue, resume
encourage

attempts to encourage dialogue between the two groups

PREPOSITION
dialogue about

dialogue about concrete issues

dialogue among

The school encourages a climate of dialogue among the teachers.

dialogue between

the need for dialogue between the two sides in the dispute

dialogue on

a constructive dialogue on pay and working conditions

dialogue with

They have agreed to resume their dialogue with the teachers.


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  • DIALOGUE — L’entrée en dialogue paraît d’autant plus désirable que le partenaire est plus différent ou plus lointain. Le dialogue répond à une préoccupation éthique – il serait l’antiviolence par excellence – et à un souci politique: comment améliorer la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dialogue — Studioalbum von Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe Veröffentlichung unveröffentlicht (entstanden 1990) Genre Progressive Rock …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dialogué — dialogué, ée (di a lo ghé, ghée) part. passé. 1°   Mis en dialogue. •   Un discours dialogué avec justesse, L AB. HOUTEVILLE dans DESFONTAINES. •   L églogue dialoguée telle que la troisième de Virgile, Dissert. s. le p. épique, dans DESFONTAINES …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • dialogue — DIALOGUE. subst. mas. Entretien de deux ou de plusieurs personnes. Ils ont eu un long dialogue ensemble. Je n aime pas tous ces dialogues. En ce sens il ne se dit guère que dans le style familier. [b]f♛/b] Il se prend particulièrement pour Un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Dialogue — Di a*logue (?; 115), n. [OE. dialogue, L. dialogus, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to converse, dia through + ? to speak: cf. F. dialogue. See {Legend}.] 1. A conversation between two or more persons; particularly, a formal conservation in theatrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dialogue — DIALOGUE. subst. masc. Entretien de deux ou de plusieurs personnes. Ils ont eu un long dialogue ensemble. je n aime pas tous ces dialogues. En ce sens il ne se dit guere que dans le style familier. Il se prend particulierement pour un entretien… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • dialogue — [dī′ə lôg΄, dī′əläg΄] n. [ME dialog < OFr dialogue < L dialogus < Gr dialogos < dialegesthai: see DIALECT] 1. a talking together; conversation 2. interchange and discussion of ideas, esp. when open and frank, as in seeking mutual… …   English World dictionary

  • Dialogue — Di a*logue, v. i. [Cf. F. dialoguer.] To take part in a dialogue; to dialogize. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dialogue — Di a*logue, v. t. To express as in dialogue. [R.] [1913 Webster] And dialogued for him what he would say. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dialogue — (n.) early 13c., literary work consisting of a conversation between two or more persons, from O.Fr. dialoge, from L. dialogus, from Gk. dialogos conversation, dialogue, related to dialogesthai converse, from dia across (see DIA (Cf. dia )) +… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dialogue — Dialogue, Livre où plusieurs devisent ensemble, Dialogus. Introduire aucun, et le faire parler parmy un dialogue, Includere aliquem in dialogos …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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