1 [v. kuhn-vurs; n. kon-vurs]
verb (used without object), conversed, conversing.
to talk informally with another or others; exchange views, opinions, etc., by talking.
Archaic. to maintain a familiar association (usually followed by with ).
Obsolete. to have sexual intercourse (usually followed by with ).
familiar discourse or talk; conversation.

1300–50; Middle English conversen < Middle French converser < Latin conversārī to associate with. See con-, verse

converser, noun

1. chat, discuss. See speak. Unabridged
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vb (often foll by with)
1.  to engage in conversation (with)
2.  to commune spiritually (with)
3.  obsolete
 a.  to associate; consort
 b.  to have sexual intercourse
4.  conversation (often in the phrase hold converse with)
5.  obsolete
 a.  fellowship or acquaintance
 b.  sexual intercourse
[C16: from Old French converser, from Latin conversārī to keep company with, from conversāre to turn constantly, from vertere to turn]

converse2 (ˈkɒnvɜːs)
1.  (prenominal) reversed; opposite; contrary
2.  something that is opposite or contrary
3.  logic
 a.  a categorical proposition obtained from another by the transposition of subject and predicate, as no bad man is bald from no bald man is bad
 b.  a proposition so derived, possibly by weakening a universal proposition to the corresponding particular, as some socialists are rich from all rich men are socialists
4.  logic, maths a relation that holds between two relata only when a given relation holds between them in reverse order: thus father of is the converse of son of
[C16: from Latin conversus turned around; see converse1]

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Word Origin & History

"to communicate (with)," 1590s; earlier "to move about" (mid-14c.), from O.Fr. converser (12c.), from L. conversari (see conversation). Related: Conversing.

"exact opposite," 1570, from L. conversus "turn around," pp. of convertere "to turn about" (see convert). Originally mathematical. Related: Conversely (1806).
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Example sentences
Research suggests the so-called brutes fashioned tools, buried their dead, maybe cared for the sick and even conversed.
After a moment's absence, he could no longer recognize people he had conversed with for hours.
They conversed by signs and glances, and the fire burned more intensely for being covered up.
After dinner he conversed a little with some pious and learned clergymen on pious subjects, or on their functions.
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