Con`verse´   Pronunciation: kǒn`vẽrs´
v. i.1.To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; - followed by with.
[imp. & p. p. Conversed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conversing.]
To seek the distant hills, and there converse
With nature.
- Thomson.
But to converse with heaven -
This is not easy.
- Wordsworth.
2.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.To have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; - said of things.
n.1.Frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association.
2.Familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat.
a.1.Turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition.
n.1.(Logic) 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.
2.(Math.) 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.
Noun1.converse - a proposition obtained by conversion
Verb1.converse - carry on a conversation
Synonyms: discourse
Adj.1.converse - of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other; "`parental' and `filial' are converse terms"
2.converse - turned about in order or relation; "transposed letters"
Synonyms: transposed, reversed
(logic)converse - The truth of a proposition of the form A => B and its converse B => A are shown in the following truth table:

A B | A => B B => A ------+---------------- f f | t t f t | t f t f | f t t t | t t
ESP, adversative, adverse, adversive, answer, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antipodal, antipode, antipodean, antipodes, antipole, antithesis, antithetic, antithetical, antonym, antonymous, at cross-purposes, balancing, bandy words, be in connection, be in contact, chatter, chew the fat, chew the rag, chin, clashing, collegiality, colloque, colloquial discourse, colloquize, colloquy, commerce, commerce with, commune with, communicate, communicate with, communication, communion, community, compensating, confab, confabulate, confabulation, conflicting, confronting, congress, connection, contact, contra, contradictory, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious, contrary, contrasted, conversation, converse with, conversing, correspondence, counter, counterbalance, counterbalancing, countercheck, counterpoint, counterpoise, counterpoised, counterpole, counterterm, countervailing, dead against, deal with, dealing, dealings, declaim, dialogue, discordant, discourse, discourse with, discrepant, exchange, eyeball to eyeball, eyeball-to-eyeball, facing, fellowship, foil, gab, give-and-take, gossip, have dealings with, have intercourse, have truck with, heads, hold communication, hostile, inconsistent, information, inimical, interaction, interchange, intercommunicate, intercommunication, intercommunion, intercourse, interlocution, interplay, inverse, linguistic intercourse, message, mouth, obverse, offset, opposed, opposing, opposite, opposite number, opposite side, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, other face, other side, parley, patter, perverse, polar, polaric, polarized, rapping, reply, repugnant, response, reverse, setoff, shoot the breeze, social activity, social intercourse, social relations, speak, speak with, speaking, speech, speech circuit, speech situation, squared off, tails, take counsel with, talk together, talking, telepathy, the contrary, the other side, touch, traffic, traffic with, truck, two-way communication, verbal intercourse, vis-a-vis, visit, visit with, wag the tongue, yarn
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