- 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.
Origin of converse1
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Examples from the Web for conversed
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
February 11, 2014
Not only did I met children of all stripes, I met and conversed with adults from a young age.This Is What It Is Like To Be Deaf From Birth
December 23, 2013
To me he is the most intolerable creature that I ever conversed with.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
During his “walks” Mr Verloc, of course, met and conversed with various persons.The Secret Agent
The nephew smiled; and, falling back, conversed with Evelyn.
Vargrave conversed lightly on the weather, the news, the last book.
A friend from Brooklyn called, and with him he conversed for half an hour.Cleveland Past and Present
- 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
- sexual intercourse
- (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
Word Origin and History for conversed
"to communicate (with)," 1590s; earlier "to move about, live, dwell" (mid-14c.), from Old French converser "to talk" (12c.), from Latin conversari (see conversation). Related: Conversed; conversing.
"exact opposite," 1560s, from Latin conversus "turn around," past participle of convertere "to turn about" (see convert). Originally mathematical. The noun is attested from 1550s in mathematics. Related: Conversely.