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Definition of Converse

Converse

  1. To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; -- followed by with.
  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.
  4. Frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association.
  5. Familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat.
  6. Turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Converse Quotations

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.
Jonathan Swift

My idea of an educated person is one who can converse on one subject for more than two minutes.
Robert Andrews Millikan

I don't like talking unnecessarily, and my communication skills are zilch. I just can't converse with people. Maybe it's because of my stuttering or stammering, but I'm not confident of talking with people. I only talk to very close friends and family.
Pritam Chakraborty

I hate short hair on men - the 'real' man is something I don't know. My dad was always playing with hairbands, making rings, while the women were wearing jeans, white T-shirts and Converse. That was the uniform at home.
Lou Doillon
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Converse Translations

converse in Dutch is converseren, een gesprek voeren
converse in French is conversez, conversons, conversent, converser
converse in German is unterrede, sprechen
converse in Portuguese is inverso
converse in Swedish is samtala, konversera, motsatt