Converse vs. Reverse

Converse vs. Reverse — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Converse and Reverse

Converseverb

to talk; to engage in conversation

Reverseadjective

Opposite, contrary; going in the opposite direction.

We ate the meal in reverse order, starting with dessert and ending with the starter.The mirror showed us a reverse view of the scene.

Converseverb

to keep company; to hold intimate intercourse; to commune; followed by with

Reverseadjective

Pertaining to engines, vehicle movement etc. moving in a direction opposite to the usual direction.

He selected reverse gear.

Converseverb

(obsolete) to have knowledge of (a thing), from long intercourse or study

Reverseadjective

To be in the non-default position; to be set for the lesser-used route.

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Conversenoun

familiar discourse; free interchange of thoughts or views; conversation; chat.

Reverseadjective

Turned upside down; greatly disturbed.

Conversenoun

the opposite or reverse

Reverseadjective

(botany) Reversed.

a reverse shell

Conversenoun

(logic) of a proposition or theorem of the form: given that "If A is true, then B is true", then "If B is true, then A is true."
equivalently: given that "All Xs are Ys", then "All Ys are Xs".

All trees are plants, but the converse, that all plants are trees, is not true.

Reverseadjective

(genetics) In which cDNA synthetization is obtained from an RNA template.

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Conversenoun

(semantics) one of a pair of terms that name or describe a relationship from opposite perspectives; converse antonym; relational antonym

Reverseadverb

In a reverse way or direction; upside-down.

Converseadjective

opposite; reversed in order or relation; reciprocal

a converse proposition

Reversenoun

The opposite of something.

We believed the Chinese weren't ready for us. In fact, the reverse was true.

Conversenoun

a proposition obtained by conversion

Reversenoun

The act of going backwards; a reversal.

Converseverb

carry on a conversation

Reversenoun

A piece of misfortune; a setback.

Converseadjective

of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other;

`parental' and `filial' are converse terms

Reversenoun

The tails side of a coin, or the side of a medal or badge that is opposite the obverse.

Converseadjective

turned about in order or relation;

transposed letters

Reversenoun

The side of something facing away from a viewer, or from what is considered the front; the other side.

Reversenoun

The gear setting of an automobile that makes it travel backwards.

Reversenoun

A thrust in fencing made with a backward turn of the hand; a backhanded stroke.

Reversenoun

(surgery) A turn or fold made in bandaging, by which the direction of the bandage is changed.

Reverseverb

(intransitive) To turn something around such that it faces in the opposite direction.

Reverseverb

(intransitive) To turn something inside out or upside down.

Reverseverb

(intransitive) To transpose the positions of two things.

Reverseverb

(transitive) To change totally; to alter to the opposite.

Reverseverb

To return, come back.

Reverseverb

To turn away; to cause to depart.

Reverseverb

To cause to return; to recall.

Reverseverb

(legal) To revoke a law, or to change a decision into its opposite.

to reverse a judgment, sentence, or decree

Reverseverb

(ergative) To cause a mechanism or a vehicle to operate or move in the opposite direction to normal.

Reverseverb

(chemistry) To change the direction of a reaction such that the products become the reactants and vice-versa.

Reverseverb

To place a set of points in the reverse position

Reverseverb

to move from the normal position to the reverse position

Reverseverb

To overthrow; to subvert.

Reversenoun

a relation of direct opposition;

we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

Reversenoun

the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed

Reversenoun

an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Reversenoun

the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design

Reversenoun

(American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction

Reversenoun

turning in the opposite direction

Reverseverb

change to the contrary;

The trend was reversedthe tides turned against himpublic opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern

Reverseverb

turn inside out or upside down

Reverseverb

rule against;

The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Reverseverb

annul by recalling or rescinding;

He revoked the ban on smokinglift an embargovacate a death sentence

Reverseadjective

directed or moving toward the rear;

a rearward glancea rearward movement

Reverseadjective

reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect

Reverseadjective

of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle;

in reverse gear