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CONVERSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does converse mean? 

CONVERSE (noun)
  The noun CONVERSE has 1 sense:

1. a proposition obtained by conversion

  Familiarity information: CONVERSE used as a noun is very rare.


CONVERSE (adjective)
  The adjective CONVERSE has 2 senses:

1. of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other
2. turned about in order or relation

  Familiarity information: CONVERSE used as an adjective is rare.


CONVERSE (verb)
  The verb CONVERSE has 1 sense:

1. carry on a conversation

  Familiarity information: CONVERSE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONVERSE (noun)


Sense 1converse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A proposition obtained by conversion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("converse" is a kind of...):

proposition ((logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false)


CONVERSE (adjective)


Sense 1converse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other

Context example:

'parental' and 'filial' are converse terms

Similar:

antonymous (of words: having opposite meanings)


Sense 2converse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turned about in order or relation

Synonyms:

transposed; converse; reversed

Context example:

transposed letters

Similar:

backward (directed or facing toward the back or rear)


CONVERSE (verb)


Sense 1converse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Carry on a conversation

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

converse; discourse

Hypernyms (to "converse" is one way to...):

speak; talk (exchange thoughts; talk with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "converse"):

argue; contend; debate; fence (have an argument about something)

interview; question (conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting)

interview (discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation)

interview (go for an interview in the hope of being hired)

chaffer; chat; chatter; chew the fat; chitchat; claver; confab; confabulate; gossip; jaw; natter; shoot the breeze; visit (talk socially without exchanging too much information)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue converse
Sam wants to converse with Sue


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