to talk informally with another or others; exchange views, opinions, etc., by talking.
Archaic. to maintain a familiar association (usually followed by with).
Obsolete. to have sexual intercourse (usually followed by with).
familiar discourse or talk; conversation.
- con·vers·er, noun
Other definitions for converse (2 of 3)
opposite or contrary in direction, action, sequence, etc.; turned around.
something opposite or contrary.
a proposition obtained from another proposition by conversion.
the relation between two terms, one of which is related to the other in a given manner, as “younger than” to “older than.”
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.”
- con·verse·ly [kuhn-vurs-lee, kon-vurs-], /kənˈvɜrs li, ˈkɒn vɜrs-/, adverb
Other definitions for Converse (3 of 3)
Frederick Shep·herd [shep-erd], /ˈʃɛp ərd/, 1871–1940, U.S. composer.
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How to use converse in a sentence
She speaks of cooking and mothering and her beloved converse sneakers.
These aren’t just self-help or how-to guides about launching your startup for the umpteenth time or networking with someone you really have no interest in conversing with ever again.
They just happen to be voicing their support — and conversing with the rest of the community — online.In the wake of COVID, sports fans have gone social | Twitter | October 22, 2020 | Digiday
Each wedding professional has a system for converting the client from Instagram to a live conversation, but not until they feel a valid relationship after conversing online.Inside ‘Insta-Booking’: How couples are hiring wedding vendors via Instagram | Rachel King | September 6, 2020 | Fortune
She was alert, conversing with her children and even eating a little food.
And the converse, that the more likely an event, the less sure we are, also is true.A Doctor Explains Why Cruise Ships Should Be Banned | Kent Sepkowitz | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Which leads to the converse problem of treating children for disorders they do not have.
Cobain regularly wore converse sneakers, and was wearing a pair when his body was found on April 8,1994.
Throughout its history converse has maintained strong ties to street culture.
Yet somehow, despite the divergent approaches and subjects, the captured characters converse with ease.The Portrait Gallery Face-Off: Fresh, Famous, and Quirky Faces Win the Day | Chloë Ashby | November 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When a man converses with himself, he is sure that he does not converse with an enemy.
The children of sinners become children of abominations, and they that converse near the houses of the ungodly.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
There he was found by old Makitok, and for some time the giant and the wizard held converse together.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
You see it for yourself, no Englishman ever shall suspect me, when we shall converse, of being other than a Briton.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
But surely this point of view is the very converse of the teachings of common sense.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for converse (1 of 2)
to engage in conversation (with)
to commune spiritually (with)
to associate; consort
to have sexual intercourse
conversation (often in the phrase hold converse with)
fellowship or acquaintance
- converser, noun
British Dictionary definitions for converse (2 of 2)
(prenominal) reversed; opposite; contrary
something that is opposite or contrary
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
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
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
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