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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

  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

  9. Origin: [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. Seneca:

    Live with men as if God saw you converse with God as if men heard you.

  2. Randall Wallace:

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

  3. J Danforth Quayle:

    I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.

  4. Kenko Yoshida:

    To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations--such is a pleasure beyond compare.

  5. William Cowper:

    Words learned by rote a parrot may rehearse; but talking is not always to converse, not more distinct from harmony divine, the constant creaking of a country sign.

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