- Engage in conversation: she was withdrawn and preoccupied, hardly able to converse with her motherMore example sentences
talk, speak, chat, have a conversation, have a talk, have a discussion, discourse; confer, parley, consult with each other; chatter, gossipAustralian/New Zealand • informal mag• formal confabulate
- It would be fair to say that, while we conversed amicably for what was a very long session, our views on international politics were not in accord.
- As the lads chatted and conversed in overwhelmed joy, Maria sat in a plastic chair, near the corner of the room.
- Speaking in one voice emphasises the importance of listening when conversing.
- Conversation: his converse at such seasons was always elevating [count noun]: it will be difficult in these converses not to talk of secular matterMore example sentences
- He was neither a wit nor a brilliant raconteur, neither well-read nor well-educated, and he made no great contribution to enlightened social converse.
- With that he disappeared back into the kitchen and he heard the low tones of converse resume.
late Middle English (in the sense 'live among, be familiar with'): from Old French converser, from Latin conversari 'keep company (with'), from con- 'with' + versare, frequentative of vertere 'to turn'. The current sense of the verb dates from the early 17th century.
- 1A situation, object, or statement that is the reverse of another or corresponds to it but with certain terms transposed: if spirituality is properly political, the converse is also true: politics is properly spiritualMore example sentences
- The present paper is concerned with the converse: situations in which actions influence the perception of stimuli.
- They say politics makes strange bedfellows, but the converse may also be true.
- Unfortunately for translators, and for readers of Goethe unfamiliar with German, the converse is also true: the poetry of the German language is of the essence of Goethe.
- 1.1 Mathematics A theorem whose hypothesis and conclusion are the conclusion and hypothesis of another.More example sentences
- Desargues's Theorem and its converse are of the first importance to mathematicians by reason of their complete generality.
- The next year, Littlewood proved a profound converse of a famous theorem of Norwegian mathematician Abel on the summation of series.
- A complete characterization of this quotient ring and a short proof of the converse can be found in.
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- Having characteristics which are the reverse of something else already mentioned: the only mode of change will be the slow process of growth and the converse process of decayMore example sentences
- A converse prize for the most catastrophic failure to use force, leading to the greatest net detriment to the human condition, would also be interesting.
- Books reify the converse trend - from private to public goods.
- Nor do I think using the converse argument is a valid point.
late Middle English: from Latin conversus 'turned about', past participle of convertere (see convert).