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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

Full Definition of converse

con·versedcon·vers·ing

  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)

con·vers·er play \-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


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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

Full Definition of converse

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

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

con·verse·ly adverb

Examples of converse

  1. One must also consider the converse case.



1794

First Known Use of converse

1794




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