converse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"converse" in British English

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conversenoun

uk   /ˈkɒn.vɜːs/ /kənˈvɜːs/  us   /ˈkɑːn.vɝːs/ /kənˈvɝːs/
the converse [S] the ​opposite: In the US, you ​drive on the ​right-handside of the ​road, but in the UK the converse ​applies. However, the converse of this ​theory may also be ​true.

converseadjective

uk   /ˈkɒn.vɜːs/ /kənˈvɜːs/  us   /ˈkɑːn.vɝːs/ /kənˈvɝːs/ formal
opposite: a converse ​effect/​opinion/​argument
conversely
adverb uk   /kənˈvɜːs.li/ /ˈkɒn.vɜːs-/  us   /kənˈvɝːs-/  /ˈkɑːn.vɝːs-/
in an ​opposite way

converseverb [I]

uk   /kənˈvɜːs/  us   /-ˈvɝːs/ formal
to have a ​conversation with someone: She's so ​shy that conversing with her can be ​pretty hard.
(Definition of converse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"converse" in American English

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conversenoun [U]

 /ˈkɑn·vɜrs/

converse noun [U] (OPPOSITE)

the ​opposite: However, the converse of this ​theory may also be ​true.
converse
adjective [not gradable]  /kənˈvɜrs, ˈkɑn·vɜrs/
Why can't Keyes make the converse ​argument about the ​GOP?

converseverb [I]

 us   /kənˈvɜrs/

converse verb [I] (TALK)

to ​talk with someone: She ​likes to converse with ​people from all ​walks of ​life.
(Definition of converse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “converse”
in Korean 대화하다…
in Arabic يُحادِث, يَتكَلّم مَع…
in Malaysian berbual…
in French converser…
in Russian разговаривать…
in Italian conversare, chiaccherare…
in Turkish konuşmak, sohbet etmek…
in Polish rozmawiać…
in Spanish conversar, charlar…
in Vietnamese chuyện trò…
in Portuguese conversar…
in Thai พูดคุย…
in German sich unterhalten…
in Catalan conversar…
in Japanese (人と)話す…
in Indonesian bicara…
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