converse Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “converse” in the English Dictionary

"converse" in British English

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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.


uk   /ˈkɒn.vɜːs/ /kənˈvɜːs/  us   /ˈkɑːn.vɝːs/ /kənˈvɝːs/ formal
opposite: a converse ​effect/​opinion/​argument
adverb uk   /kənˈvɜː /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)

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conversenoun [U]


converse noun [U] (OPPOSITE)

the ​opposite: However, the converse of this ​theory may also be ​true.
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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