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Related to conversely: on the other hand

con·verse 1

intr.v. con·versed, con·vers·ing, con·vers·es
1. To engage in an exchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language. See Synonyms at speak.
2. Archaic To interact socially with others; associate.
n. (kŏn′vûrs′) Archaic
1. An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
2. Social interaction.

[Middle English conversen, to associate with, from Old French converser, from Latin conversārī : com-, com- + versārī, to occupy oneself; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

con·verse 2

 (kən-vûrs′, kŏn′vûrs′)
Reversed, as in position, order, or action; contrary.
n. (kŏn′vûrs′)
1. Something that has been reversed; an opposite.
2. Logic A proposition obtained by conversion.

[Latin conversus, past participle of convertere, to turn around; see convert.]

con·verse′ly adv.


(sentence modifier) in a contrary or opposite way; on the other hand
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.conversely - with the terms of the relation reversed; "conversely, not all women are mothers"
بِصورةِ مُناقِضَه، بِصورةِ عَكسيَّـه
öfugt; gagnstætt
tam tersine


[kɒnˈvɜːslɪ] ADVa la inversa


[ˈkɒnvɜːrsli] advinversement, réciproquement




[kɒnˈvɜːslɪ] adval contrario, per contro


(ˈkonvəːs) noun
the opposite; the contrary.
conversely (konˈvəːsli) adverb
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