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Love talked about is easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek διάλογος (dialogos) "conversation, discourse", from διά (dia) "through, inter" + λόγος (logos) "speech, oration, discourse", from διαλέγωμαι (dialegomai) "to converse", from διά + λέγειν (legein) "to speak".

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Noun

Singular
dialogue

Plural
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  1. A conversation or other form of discourse between two or more individuals.
    Bill and Melinda maintained a dialogue via email over the course of their long-distance relationship.
  2. In a dramatic or literary presentation, the verbal parts of the script or text; the verbalizations of the actors or characters.
    The movie had great special effects, but the dialogue was lackluster.
  3. A literary form, where the presentation resembles a conversation.
    A literary historian, she specialized in the dialogues of ancient Greek philosophers.
  4. (computing) A dialogue box.
    Once the My Computer dialogue opens, select Local Disk (C:), then right click and scroll down.

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Verb

Infinitive
to dialogue

Third person singular
dialogu

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to dialogue (third-person singular simple present dialogu, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To discuss or negotiate so that all parties can reach an understanding.
    Pearson wanted to dialogue with his overseas counterparts about the new reporting requirements.

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