Complete Definition of "converse"

English

Etymology
L. conversare, from con-#Latin|con-, with + versare#Latin|versare, to turn, from perfect passive participle versus#Latin|versus, turned

Pronunciation
(verb):
*(RP): /kənˈvɜːs/, /<tt>[email protected]"v3:s</tt>/
*(US): kənvûrs', /kənˈvɝs/, /<tt>[email protected]"v3`s</tt>/
(noun):
*(RP): /ˈkɒnvɜːs/, /<tt>"kQnv3:s</tt>/
*(US): kŏn'vûrs, /ˈkɑnvɝs/, /<tt>"kAnv3`s</tt>/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɜː(r)s|-ɜː(r)s

Intransitive verb
rfc-trverb|Intransitive verb
en-verb|convers|ing

  1. to talk; to engage in conversation

Translations
trans-top|to engage in conversation
Dutch: converseren
Finnish: keskustella
French: converser
Hebrew: לשוחח (lesokheakh)
Italian: conversare
trans-mid
Spanish: conversar v
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun

  1. The opposite or reverse.
  2. logic Of a proposition or theorem of the form "If A is true, then B is true" or (equivalently) "All Xs are Ys", the proposition or law "If B is true, then A is true" or "All Ys are Xs", respectively.

#:All trees are plants, but the converse, that all plants are trees, is not true.

Derived terms
conversely

Translations
trans-top|opposite
Dutch: tegenovergestelde
Finnish: päinvastainen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|proposition of the specific form
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Related terms
conversation

Category:English heteronyms


Italian

Verb form
converse

  1. third-person singular past historic of convergere

Alternative forms
convergé#Italian|convergé (rare)

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ja:converse
ru:converse
fi:converse
te:converse
vi:converse
tr:converse
zh:converse

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