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English definition of “converse”


adjective     /ˈkɒn.vɜːs/ /kənˈvɜːs/ US  /ˈkɑːn.vɝːs/ /kənˈvɝːs/ formal
opposite : a converse effect / opinion / argument Opposing and against conversely     /kənˈvɜː /ˈkɒn.vɜːs-/ US  /kənˈvɝːs-/ US  /ˈkɑːn.vɝːs-/ adverb in an opposite wayOpposites
(Definition of converse adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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