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converse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishconversecon‧verse1 /kənˈvɜːs $ -ˈvɜːrs/ verb [intransitive] formal  TALK TO somebodyto have a conversation with someone syn talkconverse with She enjoyed the chance to converse with another French speaker.see thesaurus at talk→ See Verb table
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converseWe met once and conversed briefly. That was the extent of our acquaintance.Indeed, the fact that not many people can converse comfortably about antennas and atmospheric conditions is part of the appeal.Currently, such creatures are not able to converse, creating instead relationships closer to the family pet.To converse intelligently these days, you better know your acronyms.He sat down, and people began to converse loudly with one another.Though shy, he conversed quite pleasantly.How I wish that but once before you banish me we might converse together on fragrant subjects!The Major encouraged him, then walked him round in a circle, conversing with him in low reassuring tones.They also valued her ability to converse with them in Quechua, albeit in limited fashion.The conference gave me an opportunity to meet and converse with VIPs in relaxed surroundings.converse withShe held a phone to each ear and conversed with two people at once.
conversecon‧verse2 /ˈkɒnvɜːs $ ˈkɑːnvɜːrs/ noun   the converse
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converseUsually, a pregnant goat will not come on heat, but there are exceptions to both this and its converse.But the subtler, and perhaps unintended, point of her observation is also the converse.High achievers in technically demanding fields are always intelligent although the converse is not true.This is the converse of the main theme of Chapter 2.This is supposed to reduce the amount of herbicide used in spraying fields, but in practice the converse happens.The guiding principle of the Okapi research is that the system must adapt itself to the user rather than the converse.For better or worse, the converse was my response to this new life.
conversecon‧verse3 /ˈkɒnvɜːs $ kənˈvɜːrs/ AWL adjective formal  OPPOSITE/REVERSEopposite a converse example
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converseIf depression is related to heart disease, then high levels of self-esteem might well have the converse effect.A converse example was also seen in which two separate loops brightened and merged.a converse opinionAt other times, converse sets of taboos could be quite useful.
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Verb table
converse
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyconverse
he, she, itconverses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyconversed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave conversed
he, she, ithas conversed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad conversed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill converse
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have conversed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam conversing
he, she, itis conversing
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you, we, theyare conversing
Past
I, he, she, itwas conversing
you, we, theywere conversing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been conversing
he, she, ithas been conversing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been conversing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be conversing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been conversing
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