converse: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (v.kun-vûrs'n.kon'vûrs), [key]
— v., n. -versed, -vers•ing,
  1. to talk informally with another or others; exchange views, opinions, etc., by talking.
  2. to maintain a familiar association (usually fol. by with).
  3. to have sexual intercourse (usually fol. by with).
  1. familiar discourse or talk; conversation.


Pronunciation: (adj.kun-vûrs', kon'vûrsn.kon'vûrs), [key]
— adj.
  1. opposite or contrary in direction, action, sequence, etc.; turned around.
  1. something opposite or contrary.
    1. a proposition obtained from another proposition by conversion.
    2. the relation between two terms, one of which is related to the other in a given manner, as “younger than” to “older than.”
  2. a group of words correlative with a preceding group but having a significant pair of terms interchanged, as “hot in winter but cold in summer” and “cold in winter but hot in summer.”


Pronunciation: (kon'vûrs), [key]
— n.
  1. 1871–1940, U.S. composer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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