- The definition of converse is reversed in order or position.
An example of converse is a car driving south on the northward side of the road.
- Converse means to talk with others.
An example of converse is to chat with a friend on the phone.
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- to hold a conversation; talk
- Obsolete to consort; interact socially
Origin: Middle English conversen ; from Old French converser ; from Classical Latin conversari, to live with, keep company with, frequentative of convertere: see convert
- informal talk; conversation
- Obsolete social interaction
- converser noun
Origin: Classical Latin conversus, past participle of convertere: see convert
- a thing related in a converse way; the opposite
- Logic a proposition obtained by conversion
- conversely adverb
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intransitive verb con·versed, con·vers·ing, con·vers·es
- To engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts, ideas, or feelings; talk. See Synonyms at speak.
- Archaic To be familiar; associate.
- Spoken interchange of thoughts and feelings; conversation.
- Obsolete Social interaction.
Origin: Middle English conversen, to associate with, from Old French converser, from Latin conversārī : com-, com- + versārī, to occupy oneself; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Something that has been reversed; an opposite.
- Logic A proposition obtained by conversion.
Origin: Latin conversus, past participle of convertere, to turn around; see convert.
- con·verseˈly adverb