Definition of "converse" []

  • To engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts, ideas, or feelings; talk. See Synonyms at speak. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To be familiar; associate. (verb-intransitive)
  • Spoken interchange of thoughts and feelings; conversation. (noun)
  • Obsolete Social interaction. (noun)
  • Reversed, as in position, order, or action; contrary. (adjective)
  • To engage in conversation (with) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To commune spiritually (with) (verb)
  • To associate; consort (verb)
  • To have sexual intercourse (verb)
  • Conversation (often in the phrase hold converse with) (noun)
  • Fellowship or acquaintance (noun)
  • Sexual intercourse (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "converse" in a sentence
  • "_Contrast'_ the two. converse Did you _converse'_ with him?"
  • "V. ii.744 (463,8) [In the converse of breath] Perhaps _converse_ may, in this line, mean _interchange_."
  • "Is the term converse here used in its logical meaning?"