Definition of converse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒnvɜːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːnvɜːrs//
the converse [singular] (formal)
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the opposite or reverse of a fact or statement Building new roads increases traffic and the converse is equally true: reducing the number and size of roads means less traffic. More Like This Pronunciation changes by part of speech abuse, alternate, advocate, approximate, contract, converse, convict, decrease, delegate, discount, duplicate, estimate, export, extract, graduate, import, intimate, moderate, object, permit, present, protest, record, refund, refuse, subject, suspect, survey, torment, upgradeSee worksheet. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin conversus ‘turned about’, past participle of convertere, from con- ‘altogether’ + vertere ‘turn’.

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