Definitions for conversekənˈvɜrs; ˈkɒn vɜrs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•versekənˈvɜrs; ˈkɒn vɜrs(v.; n.)-versed, -vers•ing
(v.i.)to talk informally with another; exchange ideas by talking.
Archaic. to maintain a familiar association (usu. fol. by with).
Origin of converse:
1300–50; ME < MF converser < L conversārī to associate with
con•versekənˈvɜrs, ˈkɒn vɜrs; ˈkɒn vɜrs(adj.; n.)
opposite or contrary in direction, action, sequence, etc.; turned around.
(n.)something opposite or contrary.
a logical proposition obtained from another proposition by conversion.
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.”
Origin of converse:
1350–1400; ME convers (< AF) < L conversus, ptp. of convertere to turn around; see convert
a proposition obtained by conversion
of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other
"`parental' and `filial' are converse terms"
converse, reversed, transposed(verb)
turned about in order or relation
carry on a conversation
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
converse(verb)ənˈvɜrs, ˈkɒn vɜrs; n. ˈkɒn vɜrs
to talk to sb
able to converse with people in English
to keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; -- followed by with
to engage in familiar colloquy; to interchange thoughts and opinions in a free, informal manner; to chat; -- followed by with before a person; by on, about, concerning, etc., before a thing
to have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; -- said of things
frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association
familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat
turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition
a proposition which arises from interchanging the terms of another, as by putting the predicate for the subject, and the subject for the predicate; as, no virtue is vice, no vice is virtue
a proposition in which, after a conclusion from something supposed has been drawn, the order is inverted, making the conclusion the supposition or premises, what was first supposed becoming now the conclusion or inference. Thus, if two sides of a sides of a triangle are equal, the angles opposite the sides are equal; and the converse is true, i.e., if these angles are equal, the two sides are equal
Converse is an American shoe company that has been making shoes, lifestyle fashion and athletic apparel since the early 20th century.
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Translations for converse
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the opposite; the contrary.
- ضِد، نَقيض، عَكْسArabic
- inversoPortuguese (BR)
- det omvendte; det modsatteDanish
- το αντίθετοGreek
- contrario, inversoSpanish
- مخالف؛ معکوسFarsi
- הִפּוּך @@@הִיפּוּך$$$Hebrew
- priešingumas, priešingybėLithuanian
- pretstats; pretējaisLatvian
- het omgekeerdeDutch
- det motsatte/omvendteNorwegian
- مخالف؛ معکوسPersian
- opus; contrarRomanian
- omvänd, motsattSwedish
- karşıtı, zıddıTurkish
- 相反的事物／說法Chinese (Trad.)
- зворотне твердженняUkrainian
- ضد، برعكسUrdu
- điều ngược lạiVietnamese
- 相反的事物／说法Chinese (Simp.)
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