Definition of Converse

1. Noun. A proposition obtained by conversion.

Generic synonyms: Proposition

2. Verb. Carry on a conversation. "Sam wants to converse with Sue "

3. Adjective. Of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other. ; "`parental' and `filial' are converse terms"
Similar to: Antonymous

4. Adjective. Turned about in order or relation. "Transposed letters"
Exact synonyms: Reversed, Transposed
Similar to: Backward

Definition of Converse

1. v. i. To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; -- followed by with.

2. n. Frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association.

3. a. Turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition.

4. n. 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.

Definition of Converse

1. Verb. (formal intransitive) To talk; to engage in conversation. ¹

2. Noun. (context: now literary) Familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat. ¹

3. Adjective. Opposite or reverse. ¹

4. Noun. The opposite or reverse. ¹

5. 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"''. ¹

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Definition of Converse

1. to speak together [v -VERSED, -VERSING, -VERSES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Converse

conversion disorder
conversion disorders
conversion electron
conversion factor
conversion hysteria
conversion hysteria neurosis

Literary usage of Converse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1920)
"In Memory of Josiah converse jr. His infant child Died Feb. the 12th 1826. Wary Stone Wife of Josiah converse Died Jan. 12, 1849 Age 44 Years. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1912)
"converse т. HAMILTON. menta judicially levied in Minnesota depends upon comity ... converse, supra. True, the full faith and credit clause of the ..."

3. Bulletin by Illinois Association Opposed to the Extension of Suffrage to Women (1905)
"JOSEPH H. converse, 2nd. A MARTYR TO MEDICINE. The sudden, almost tragic ... The son of Mr. Charles H. converse, of Brookline, he entered Harvard in 1897. ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1908)
"It remained for converse to solve the double mystery, after a series of amazing complications. It is a splendid detective story of the best modern ..."

5. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1902)
"Specimen Anemone Flowered, named variety : 1st, ES converse, 86: 2nd, Herbert Dumaresq, ... converse, 83. Group of Chrysanthemums, arranged for effect, ..."

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