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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.


1. to engage in conversation (with)
2. (Theology) to commune spiritually (with)
3. obsolete
a. to associate; consort
b. to have sexual intercourse
4. conversation (often in the phrase hold converse with)
5. obsolete
a. fellowship or acquaintance
b. sexual intercourse
[C16: from Old French converser, from Latin conversārī to keep company with, from conversāre to turn constantly, from vertere to turn]
conˈverser n


(prenominal) reversed; opposite; contrary
1. something that is opposite or contrary
2. (Logic) logic
a. a categorical proposition obtained from another by the transposition of subject and predicate, as no bad man is bald from no bald man is bad
b. a proposition so derived, possibly by weakening a universal proposition to the corresponding particular, as some socialists are rich from all rich men are socialists
3. (Logic) logic maths a relation that holds between two relata only when a given relation holds between them in reverse order: thus father of is the converse of son of
[C16: from Latin conversus turned around; see converse1]


(v. kənˈvɜrs; n. ˈkɒn vɜrs)

v. -versed, -vers•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to talk informally with another; exchange ideas by talking.
2. Archaic. to maintain a familiar association (usu. fol. by with).
3. conversation.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French converser < Latin conversārī to associate with]
con•vers′er, n.


(adj. kənˈvɜrs, ˈkɒn vɜrs; n. ˈkɒn vɜrs)

1. opposite or contrary in direction, action, sequence, etc.; turned around.
2. something opposite or contrary.
3. a logical proposition obtained from another proposition by conversion.
4. a group of words correlative with a preceding group but having a significant pair of terms interchanged, as “hot in winter but cold in summer” and “cold in winter but hot in summer.”
[1350–1400; Middle English convers (< Anglo-French) < Latin conversus, past participle of convertere to turn around; see convert]
con•verse′ly, adv.
contrary, converse, opposite, reverse - Contrary describes something that contradicts a proposition, converse is used when the elements of a proposition are reversed, opposite pertains to that which is diametrically opposed to a proposition, and reverse can mean each of those.
See also related terms for reverse.


Past participle: conversed
Gerund: conversing

I converse
you converse
he/she/it converses
we converse
you converse
they converse
I conversed
you conversed
he/she/it conversed
we conversed
you conversed
they conversed
Present Continuous
I am conversing
you are conversing
he/she/it is conversing
we are conversing
you are conversing
they are conversing
Present Perfect
I have conversed
you have conversed
he/she/it has conversed
we have conversed
you have conversed
they have conversed
Past Continuous
I was conversing
you were conversing
he/she/it was conversing
we were conversing
you were conversing
they were conversing
Past Perfect
I had conversed
you had conversed
he/she/it had conversed
we had conversed
you had conversed
they had conversed
I will converse
you will converse
he/she/it will converse
we will converse
you will converse
they will converse
Future Perfect
I will have conversed
you will have conversed
he/she/it will have conversed
we will have conversed
you will have conversed
they will have conversed
Future Continuous
I will be conversing
you will be conversing
he/she/it will be conversing
we will be conversing
you will be conversing
they will be conversing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conversing
you have been conversing
he/she/it has been conversing
we have been conversing
you have been conversing
they have been conversing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conversing
you will have been conversing
he/she/it will have been conversing
we will have been conversing
you will have been conversing
they will have been conversing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conversing
you had been conversing
he/she/it had been conversing
we had been conversing
you had been conversing
they had been conversing
I would converse
you would converse
he/she/it would converse
we would converse
you would converse
they would converse
Past Conditional
I would have conversed
you would have conversed
he/she/it would have conversed
we would have conversed
you would have conversed
they would have conversed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.converse - a proposition obtained by conversionconverse - a proposition obtained by conversion
proposition - (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
Verb1.converse - carry on a conversation
argue, contend, debate, fence - have an argument about something
interview, question - conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
interview - discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation; "We interviewed the job candidates"
interview - go for an interview in the hope of being hired; "The job candidate interviewed everywhere"
talk, speak - exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
chew the fat, chitchat, chit-chat, claver, confab, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, chat, chaffer, confabulate, gossip, chatter, visit - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
Adj.1.converse - of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other; "`parental' and `filial' are converse terms"
antonymous - of words: having opposite meanings
2.converse - turned about in order or relation; "transposed letters"
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"


verb talk, speak, chat, communicate, discourse, confer, commune, exchange views, shoot the breeze (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) They were conversing in German, their only common language.


1. opposite, reverse, contrary, other side of the coin, obverse, antithesis If that is true, the converse is equally so.
1. opposite, counter, reverse, contrary Stress reduction techniques have the converse effect on the immune system.

converse 1

To engage in spoken exchange:
Informal: confab, visit.
1. Spoken exchange:
Informal: confab.
Slang: jaw.
2. Obsolete. The exchange of ideas by writing, speech, or signals:

converse 2

That which is diametrically opposed to another:
ضِد، نَقيض، عَكْسيَتَحَدَّث، يُحادِث
det modsattedet omvendtekonverseresamtale
andstæîaræîa viî


1 [kənˈvɜːs] VI to converse (with sb) (about sth)conversar or (LAm) platicar (con algn) (sobre algo)
to converse by signshablar por señas


2 [ˈkɒnvɜːs]
A. N (Math, Logic) → proposición f recíproca; (gen) → inversa f
but the converse is truepero la verdad es al revés
B. ADJcontrario, opuesto (Logic) → recíproco


n (= opposite) → contraire m, inverse m
[kənˈvɜːrs] vis'entretenir
to converse with sb about sth → s'entretenir avec qn de qch


vi (form)sich unterhalten, konversieren (old)


adjumgekehrt; (Logic also) → konvers (spec); opinions etcgegenteilig
n (= opposite)Gegenteil nt; (Logic: = proposition) → Umkehrung f, → Konverse f (spec); the converse is truedas Gegenteil trifft zu; quite the converseganz im Gegenteil


1 [kənˈvɜːs] vi to converse (with sb about sth) (frm) → conversare (con qn su or di qc)


2 [ˈkɒnvɜːs]
1. ninverso, contrario, opposto (Math) → opposto
2. adjopposto/a, contrario/a


(kənˈvəːs) verb
to talk. It is difficult to converse with people who do not speak your language.


(ˈkonvəːs) noun
the opposite; the contrary.
conversely (konˈvəːsli) adverb
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Not that he could ever be said to converse with her, or often manifest, in any other very definite mode, his sense of a charm in her society.
Not the less, however, though with a tremulous enjoyment, did he feel the occasional relief of looking at the universe through the medium of another kind of intellect than those with which he habitually held converse.
The reader, who perhaps has never held much converse in the language of far-off Lithuania, will be glad of the explanation that the place was the rear room of a saloon in that part of Chicago known as "back of the yards.
When I converse with the freest of my neighbors, I perceive that, whatever they may say about the magnitude and seriousness of the question, and their regard for the public tranquillity, the long and the short of the matter is, that they cannot spare the protection of the existing government, and they dread the consequences to their property and families of disobedience to it.
Then we meandered pleasantly away toward the hermit holes in sociable converse together, and better friends than ever.
The villagers began to gather, loitering a moment in the vestibule to converse in whispers about the sad event.
Weston had, by gentle encouragement, overcome so much of her embarrassment, as to bring her to converse on the important subject.
He is highly esteemed by all the family at the park, and I never see him myself without taking pains to converse with him.
I saw by her look she wished no longer to talk to me, but rather to converse with her own thoughts.
I let the poor things converse unmolested, till I supposed the songs were going to cease, and the singers to get some refreshment: then I clambered up the ladder to warn her.
The leading curiosity is, to know which is he; he stands at the back of the tumbril with his head bent down, to converse with a mere girl who sits on the side of the cart, and holds his hand.
what if all Her stores were op'n'd, and this Firmament Of Hell should spout her Cataracts of Fire, Impendent horrors, threatning hideous fall One day upon our heads; while we perhaps Designing or exhorting glorious Warr, Caught in a fierie Tempest shall be hurl'd Each on his rock transfixt, the sport and prey Of racking whirlwinds, or for ever sunk Under yon boyling Ocean, wrapt in Chains; There to converse with everlasting groans, Unrespited, unpitied, unrepreevd, Ages of hopeless end; this would be worse.