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converse

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noun con·verse \ˈkän-ˌvərs\

Definition of converse

  1. 1 archaic :  social interaction

  2. 2 :  conversation



Origin of converse

Middle English convers, from Anglo-French converse, from converser


First Known Use: 15th century


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converse

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verb con·verse \kən-ˈvərs\

Simple Definition of converse

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of converse

conversedconversing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic a :  to have acquaintance or familiarity b :  to become occupied or engaged

  3. 2 a :  to exchange thoughts and opinions in speech :  talk b :  to carry on an exchange similar to a conversation (as with a computer)

converser play \-ˈvər-sər\ noun

Examples of converse in a sentence

  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


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converse

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noun con·verse \ˈkän-ˌvərs\

Definition of converse

  1. :  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

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converse

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

Simple Definition of converse

  • : opposite or reverse

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of converse

  1. 1 :  reversed in order, relation, or action

  2. 2 :  being a logical or mathematical converse <the converse theorem>

conversely adverb

Examples of converse in a sentence

  1. One must also consider the converse case.



1794

First Known Use of converse

1794



CONVERSE Defined for Kids

converse

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verb con·verse \kən-ˈvərs\

Definition of converse for Students

conversedconversing

  1. :  to talk to another person or to other people





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