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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•versekənˈvɜrs; ˈkɒn vɜrs(v.; n.)-versed, -vers•ing

  1. (v.i.)to talk informally with another; exchange ideas by talking.

  2. Archaic. to maintain a familiar association (usu. fol. by with).

  3. (n.)conversation.

Origin of converse:

1300–50; ME < MF converser < L conversārī to associate with

con•vers′er(n.)

con•versekənˈvɜrs, ˈkɒn vɜrs; ˈkɒn vɜrs(adj.; n.)

  1. opposite or contrary in direction, action, sequence, etc.; turned around.

  2. (n.)something opposite or contrary.

  3. a logical proposition obtained from another proposition by conversion.

    Category: Philosphy

  4. 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.”

    Category: Language/Linguistics

Origin of converse:

1350–1400; ME convers (< AF) < L conversus, ptp. of convertere to turn around; see convert

con•verse′ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. converse(adj)

    a proposition obtained by conversion

  2. converse(adj)

    of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other

    "`parental' and `filial' are converse terms"

  3. converse, reversed, transposed(verb)

    turned about in order or relation

    "transposed letters"

  4. converse, discourse(verb)

    carry on a conversation

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. converse(verb)ənˈvɜrs, ˈkɒn vɜrs; n. ˈkɒn vɜrs

    to talk to sb

    able to converse with people in English

Webster Dictionary

  1. Converse(verb)

    to keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; -- followed by with

  2. Converse(verb)

    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

  3. Converse(verb)

    to have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; -- said of things

  4. Converse(noun)

    frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association

  5. Converse(noun)

    familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat

  6. Converse(adj)

    turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition

  7. Converse(noun)

    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

  8. Converse(noun)

    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

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  1. Converse

    Converse is an American shoe company that has been making shoes, lifestyle fashion and athletic apparel since the early 20th century.


Translations for converse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

converse(noun)

the opposite; the contrary.

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