noun con·verse \ˈkän-ˌvərs\

Definition of CONVERSE

archaic :  social interaction

Origin of CONVERSE

Middle English convers, from Anglo-French converse, from converser
First Known Use: 15th century


verb con·verse \kən-ˈvərs\

: to talk usually informally with someone : to have a conversation


Full Definition of CONVERSE

intransitive verb
a :  to have acquaintance or familiarity
b :  to become occupied or engaged
a :  to exchange thoughts and opinions in speech :  talk
b :  to carry on an exchange similar to a conversation (as with a computer)
con·vers·er \-ˈvər-sər\ noun

Examples of CONVERSE

  1. They conversed quietly in the corner of the room.
  2. At home we often converse in Spanish.

Origin of CONVERSE

Middle English, to live (with), from Anglo-French converser, from Latin conversari
First Known Use: 1520


noun con·verse \ˈkän-ˌvərs\

Definition of CONVERSE

:  something reversed in order, relation, or action: as
a :  a theorem formed by interchanging the hypothesis and conclusion of a given theorem
b :  a proposition obtained by interchange of the subject and predicate of a given proposition <“no P is S ” is the converse of “no S is P ”>

Origin of CONVERSE

Latin conversus, past participle of convertere
First Known Use: 1570

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb


adjective con·verse \kən-ˈvərs, ˈkän-ˌ\

: opposite or reverse

Full Definition of CONVERSE

:  reversed in order, relation, or action
:  being a logical or mathematical converse <the converse theorem>
con·verse·ly adverb

Examples of CONVERSE

  1. One must also consider the converse case.

First Known Use of CONVERSE

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verb con·verse \kən-ˈvərs\

Definition of CONVERSE for Kids

:  to talk to another person or to other people


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