Conversing


Conversing
Converse Con*verse" (k[o^]n*v[~e]rs"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Conversed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conversing}.] [F. converser, L. conversari to associate with; con- + versari to be turned, to live, remain, fr. versare to turn often, v. intens. of vertere to turn See {Convert}.] 1. To keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; -- followed by with. [1913 Webster]

To seek the distant hills, and there converse With nature. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

Conversing with the world, we use the world's fashions. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

But to converse with heaven This is not easy. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. To engage in familiar colloquy; to interchange thoughts and opinions in a free, informal manner; to chat; -- followed by with before a person; by on, about, concerning, etc., before a thing. [1913 Webster]

Companions That do converse and waste the time together. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

We had conversed so often on that subject. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; -- said of things. [1913 Webster]

According as the objects they converse with afford greater or less variety. --Locke.

Syn: To associate; commune; discourse; talk; chat. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.