converse#


converse#
conversation, converse communion, communication, *intercourse, commerce, traffic, dealings, correspondence
Analogous words: conversing, talking or talk, speaking or speech (see corresponding verbs at SPEAK)
converse vb talk, *speak
Analogous words: *express, voice, broach, air, ventilate, vent, utter: *chat, chatter, gabble: *gossip, tattle: *discourse, descant, expatiate, dilate
converse n see CONVERSATION
converse n Converse, obverse, reverse are frequently confused when they mean something which is the opposite of another thing.
Converse applies chiefly to statements or to propositions; typically it implies an interchange or transposition of the important terms
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the relation of wife to husband is called the converse of the relation of husband to wife— Russell

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the converse of "none but the brave deserves the fair" is "none but the fair deserves the brave"

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Converse is not to be confused with contradictory (see under OPPOSITE adj) so long as the important terms are transposed, one proposition is the converse of another whether or not it is its opposite
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the feeling that society needs protection against the individual rather than the converseBrownell

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Obverse and reverse specifically apply to the two faces of a coin or medal, obverse applying to the one containing the head or principal inscription, reverse to the other; in more general use, obverse refers to the more, reverse to the less, apparent or intentionally conspicuous side or face of something
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looking at the fair tapestry of Life, with its royal and even sacred figures, he dwells not on the obverse alone, but here chiefly on the reverse; and indeed turns out the rough seams, tatters, and manifold thrums of that unsightly wrong side— Carlyle

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Analogous words: opposite, contrary, antithesis, contradictory (see under OPPOSITE adj)

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  • converse — ● converse adjectif et nom féminin (latin conversa, de convertere, convertir) Dans la logique aristotélicienne, se dit d une proposition dont la place du sujet et la place de l attribut ont été interverties par rapport à une autre proposition.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Converse — Converse, IN U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 1137 Housing Units (2000): 548 Land area (2000): 0.890786 sq. miles (2.307125 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.890786 sq. miles (2.307125 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Converse — Con*verse (k[o^]n*v[ e]rs ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conversing}.] [F. converser, L. conversari to associate with; con + versari to be turned, to live, remain, fr. versare to turn often, v. intens. of vertere to turn See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Converse — Con verse, n. 1. Frequent intercourse; familiar communion; intimate association. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] T is but to hold Converse with Nature s charms, and view her stores unrolled. Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. Familiar discourse; free interchange… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Converse, IN — U.S. town in Indiana Population (2000): 1137 Housing Units (2000): 548 Land area (2000): 0.890786 sq. miles (2.307125 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.890786 sq. miles (2.307125 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Converse, LA — U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 400 Housing Units (2000): 202 Land area (2000): 2.131506 sq. miles (5.520575 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.131506 sq. miles (5.520575 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Converse, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 11508 Housing Units (2000): 4009 Land area (2000): 6.329015 sq. miles (16.392073 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 6.329015 sq. miles (16.392073 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • converse — [adj] opposite antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, contradictory, contrary, counter, counterpole, different, reverse, reversed, transposed; concept 564 Ant. complementary, equal, same, similar converse [n] opposite antipode, antipole, antithesis …   New thesaurus

  • Converse — Con verse, a. [L. conversus, p. p. of convertere. See {Convert}.] Turned about; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal; as, a converse proposition. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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