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Definitions for converse
kənˈvɜrs; ˈkɒn vɜrscon·verse

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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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Converse(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See Convert.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See Convert.]

  3. Converse(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See Convert.]

  4. Converse(noun)

    frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association

    Etymology: [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See Convert.]

  5. Converse(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See Convert.]

  6. Converse(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See Convert.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See Convert.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See Convert.]


  1. Converse

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Converse

    kon-vėrs′, v.i. to have intercourse: to talk familiarly.—n. Con′verse, familiar intercourse: conversation.—adj. Convers′able, disposed to converse: sociable.—adv. Convers′ably.—ns. Con′versance, Con′versancy, state of being conversant: familiarity.—adj. Con′versant, acquainted by study: familiar; (B.) walking or associating with.—n. Conversā′tion, intercourse: talk: familiar discourse; (B.) behaviour or deportment.—adj. Conversā′tional.—ns. Conversā′tionalist, Conversā′tionist, one who excels in conversation; Conversā′tionism, a colloquialism.—adj. Conver′sative, ready to talk. [Fr.,—L. conversāri, to live with—con, inten., and versāre, to turn much—vertĕre, to turn.]

Anagrams for converse »

  1. Conserve

  2. Coveners

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of converse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of converse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of converse in a Sentence

  1. Raag Singhal:

    I think Fox News Wuornos ' had a whole host of mental issues, if you were to kind of look at the totality of the circumstances, Fox News Wuornos ' complaints, Fox News Wuornos ' behavior, some of the things that Fox News Wuornos ' would do … Fox News Wuornos ' was someone who, in my view, was going in and out of competency, which is somewhat of a normal thing. When we talk about competency in the criminal context, we say it’s something that waxes and wanes. You can have someone who is confident on one day, then you meet them three days later and they’re not. I have no doubt that Fox News Wuornos ' had entire periods where Fox News Wuornos ' was lucid and could converse. There were times I met with Fox News Wuornos ' when I had no issues with Fox News Wuornos ', then there were times I met with Fox News Wuornos ' and Fox News Wuornos ' clearly had mental issues.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    He who does not want to ruin own married life should disconnect, from the very first day of their wedding, all communication lines that make his wife to converse with her mother regularly.

  3. Leonard Cohen:

    Seven to eleven is a huge chunk of life, full of dulling and forgetting. It is fabled that we slowly lose the gift of speech with animals, that birds no longer visit our windowsills to converse. As our eyes grow accustomed to sight they armor themselves against wonder.

  4. Randall Wallace:

    Maybe the gift of any great person is the power to converse with our own hearts.

  5. John Adams:

    As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children

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