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
I not only got to work with them but conversed with both of them at length.Kentucky’s Finest Antihero: Walton Goggins on Justified’s Chameleon Villain | Allen Barra | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not only did I met children of all stripes, I met and conversed with adults from a young age.
They conversed upon literary projects, upon political reforms, upon speculations in philosophy and science.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
With this coxswain he conversed long about the nature of his stirring and dangerous duties.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
A foreign gentleman present remarked, that though we were but four, we hardly conversed together.
To me, as a stranger, he was most ceremoniously yet kindly polite, and conversed on all subjects and of all countries.
Her Imperial Majesty conversed easily with every body, only telling us all to speak Portuguese, which of course we did.
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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