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conversation/converse – to discuss, interact, speak with another, exchange, discover, invite another perspective

convert/converse – to change, turn around, convince, cause to face the opposite way, confront, cause another to hear your way instead

advertising/marketing = convince others to need and acquire, prevent them thinking, even to close down options

“converse” – 2 opposing meanings? or maybe not?


everybody talking at the same time  –  so few really listening


everybody seems to be wanting to influence others… why?


– is this all we are? … a 7 Billion+ lonely hearts club?



con·verse 1  (kn-vûrs)

intr.v. con·versed, con·vers·ing, con·vers·es

1. To engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts, ideas, or feelings; talk. See Synonyms at speak.

2. Archaic To be familiar; associate.

n. (knvûrs)

1. Spoken interchange of thoughts and feelings; conversation.

2. Obsolete Social interaction.

[Middle English conversen, to associate with, from Old French converser, from Latin conversr : com-, com- + versr, to occupy oneself; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.]

con·verse 2  (kn-vûrs, knvûrs)


Reversed, as in position, order, or action; contrary.

n. (knvûrs)

1. Something that has been reversed; an opposite.

2. Logic A proposition obtained by conversion.

[Latin conversus, past participle of convertere, to turn around; see convert.]

con·versely adv.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.




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