Associations to the word «Converse»


CONVERSE, verb. (formal) (intransitive) To talk; to engage in conversation.
CONVERSE, verb. To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; followed by with.
CONVERSE, verb. (obsolete) To have knowledge of (a thing), from long intercourse or study.
CONVERSE, noun. ​(now literary) Familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat.
CONVERSE, adjective. Opposite; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal.
CONVERSE, noun. The opposite or reverse.
CONVERSE, noun. (logic) Of a proposition or theorem of the form: given that "If A is true, then B is true", then "If B is true, then A is true." equivalently: given that "All Xs are Ys", then "All Ys are Xs".

Dictionary definition

CONVERSE, noun. A proposition obtained by conversion.
CONVERSE, verb. Carry on a conversation.
CONVERSE, adjective. Of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other; "`parental' and `filial' are converse terms".
CONVERSE, adjective. Turned about in order or relation; "transposed letters".

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke