- 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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Related Words for conversingcommune, use, yak, chat, parley, chitchat, exchange, confer, discourse, rap, gab, speak, schmooze
Examples from the Web for conversing
Contemporary Examples of conversing
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
September 1, 2014
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
August 28, 2014
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
October 16, 2013
Historical Examples of conversing
An A1 piece of villainy was on, and they were conversing in low tones.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
If he lose the habit of seeing and conversing with you, I cannot answer for the rest.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
Others were walking slowly to and fro, and conversing in undertones.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
I listened and I found out they were conversing about my father.Frank Roscoe's Secret
Was this really the woman who had just now been conversing so merrily?The Fortune of the Rougons
- 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
Word Origin for converse
- (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 for converse
Word Origin and History for conversing
"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.