Origin of converse1
synonym study for converse
OTHER WORDS FROM conversecon·vers·er, noun
Other definitions 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 [kuhn-vurs-lee, kon-vurs-], /kənˈvɜrs li, ˈkɒn vɜrs-/, adverb
Other definitions for converse (3 of 3)
How to use converse in a sentence
The converse was true with young mice, which, like human children, have higher rates of neurogenesis and would be more prone to forgetting what they learned about the maze.What happens to our lost childhood memories? Motherhood sent me looking for answers.|Missy Ryan|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
The Patti Smith Group, Blondie and the Ramones had yet to create a vast landfill of torn T-shirts, leather jackets, and Converse high-tops.Beyoncé, Joni Mitchell and more: A veteran journalist tries to give female stars their due|Elizabeth Hand|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Instead of conversing, his students record their comments using an app and vote in class polls with their phones.A Teacher Returns to the Classroom and Gets Schooled|Nick Romeo|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Letterman once described Sedaris in, what became abundantly clear after conversing with her, perfect fashion.Amy Sedaris Is Hollywood's Beloved Rabbit-Loving Comedian Crafter|Kevin Fallon|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marc Maron and his guest spend an entire podcast conversing solely through “Like a Rolling Stone.”Bob Dylan and Vania Heymann’s Brilliant Interactive Video For ‘Like A Rolling Stone’|Andrew Romano|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I normally start off with a full body shot, but then I move in and start interacting and conversing with the person.‘Humans of New York’ Documents the Colorful Lives of the City’s Residents|Allison McNearney|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The prince chatted with a few athletes and family members before conversing with Canadian slalom kayaker Michael Tayler.Prince Harry: I'm Too Old To Go Out Anymore. Really Your Highness?!|Tom Sykes|August 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I introduced him into the salon, and Mademoiselle, after conversing a little while with Madame, consented to receive him.Confidence|Henry James
When conversing recently with an expert on this subject I asked whether the use of asbestos would not effect the desired object.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
Overlook the deficiencies of others when conversing with them, as they may be the results of ignorance, and impossible to correct.
In conversing with professional gentlemen, never question them upon matters connected with their employment.
In conversing with foreigners, if they speak slightingly of the manners of your country, do not retort rudely, or resentfully.
British Dictionary definitions for converse (1 of 2)
- 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