CONVERSE, v.i. L., to be turned. Literally, to be turned to or with; to be turned about.
1. To keep company; to associate; to cohabit; to hold intercourse and be intimately acquainted; followed by with.
For him who lonely loves to seek the distant hills, and their converse with nature.
2. To have sexual commerce.
3. To talk familiarly; to have free intercourse in mutual communication of thoughts and opinions; to convey thoughts reciprocally; followed by with before the person addressed, and on before the subject. Converse as friend with friend. We have often conversed with each other on the merit of Miltons poetry. This is now the most general use of the word.
1. Conversation; familiar discourse or talk; free interchange of thoughts or opinions.
Formed by thy converse happily to steer from grave to gay, from lively to severe.
2. Acquaintance by frequent or customary intercourse; cohabitation; familiarity. In this sense, the word may include discourse, or not; as, to hold converse with persons of different sects; or to hold converse with terrestrial things.
3. In mathematics, an opposite proposition; thus, after drawing a conclusion from something supposed, we invert the order, making the conclusion the supposition or premises, and draw from it what was first supposed. Thus, if two sides of a triangle are equal, the angles opposite the sides are equal: and the converse is true; if these angles are equal, the two sides are equal.