how to pronounce converse


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converse is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of converse in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and he knew how to converse in a way …”

meanings of converse


  1. Of a proposition or theorem of the form: given that "If A is true, then B is true", then "If B is true, then A is true." , equivalently: given that "All Xs are Ys", then "All Ys are Xs".
  2. Free verbal interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat.
  3. The opposite or reverse.
  4. One of a pair of terms that name or describe a relationship from opposite perspectives; converse antonym; relational antonym.


  1. To have knowledge of (a thing), from long intercourse or study.
  2. To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; followed by with.
  3. To talk; to engage in conversation.


  1. A surname​.
  2. An athletic shoe or other piece of athletic gear of an American-based brand of that name.


  1. Opposite; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal.

converse frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word converse occurs in english on average 3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics converse can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that converse can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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