verb (used without object), con·versed, con·vers·ing.
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Origin of converse1
OTHER WORDS FROM conversecon·vers·er, noun
Words nearby converse
Definition for converse (2 of 3)
- 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.”
Origin of converse2
OTHER WORDS FROM conversecon·verse·ly [kuh n-vurs-lee, kon-vurs-] /kənˈvɜrs li, ˈkɒn vɜrs-/, adverb
Definition for converse (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for converse
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|DAILY BEAST
Which leads to the converse problem of treating children for disorders they do not have.
The flip-phone seemed plenty smart enough for what he needed, that being to converse with somebody.
Converse had a contest this week to give away the pair of sneakers in the video to a lucky fan.Selena Gomez, Lil Wayne & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Jean Trinh|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Just the way societies and individuals are currently beginning to converse across traditional borders, around the globe.Why Obama Will Address Israelis, Not Their Politicians|Fania Oz-Salzberger|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the other hand there is the converse fact that the voice may be influenced through expression and gesture.Criminal Psychology|Hans Gross
Mr. Converse had rather keen vision in matters of prevarication, even when the lying was done adroitly with figures.The Landloper|Holman Day
It was a fair even and high was the feast in the Hall that night, and sweet was the converse with our folk come back.The Roots of the Mountains|William Morris
But why do we converse alone together, when we can converse so well with her?Doctor Marigold|Charles Dickens
Simultaneously the converse tendency of the aristocracy to go into trade is noted, but with little sympathy.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),--1857-1874|Charles L. Graves
British Dictionary definitions for converse (1 of 2)
verb (kənˈvɜːs) (intr often foll by with)
- to associate; consort
- to have sexual intercourse
- fellowship or acquaintance
- sexual intercourse
Derived forms of converseconverser, noun
Word Origin for converse
British Dictionary definitions for converse (2 of 2)
- 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