Definition of

Converse

  1. (noun, communication) a proposition obtained by conversion
  2. (verb, communication) carry on a conversation
  3. (adj, all) of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other
  4. (adj, all) turned about in order or relation

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Synonyms of Converse

discourse, reversed, transposed

Origin of the word Converse

  1. "to communicate (with)," 1590s; earlier "to move about" (mid-14c.), from O.Fr. converser (12c.), from L. conversari (see conversation). Related: Conversing. more
  2. "exact opposite," 1570, from L. conversus "turn around," pp. of convertere "to turn about" (see convert). Originally mathematical. Related: Conversely (1806). more

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