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converse with (someone or something)

To talk to someone or something. I can't give you an answer until I converse with Carol about this issue—is she in the office today? I wouldn't cross a woman who converses with the spirits—who knows what kinds of punishments she can call down on us!
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converse with someone (about someone or something)

 and converse (with someone) about someone or something
to talk about someone or something. Please converse with Ted about that. I need to converse about last night with you. The principal needs to converse with you.
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In response to the question regarding what participants believed they could do better than the two photographed girls, 20 out of 30 expressed being able to perform some physical activity (i.e., walk, sports) better than W because "she is in a wheelchair." Conversely, when asked what the photographed girls could do better than respondents, only four believed W had better academic skills compared to 12 who believed NW was better academically.
Conversely, other officers involved in critical incidents that lasted only a few seconds have endured aftermaths that continued for years.
Conversely, the leading sectors have been oil & coal, fishery/agriculture, mining, iron/steel, shipping, and warehousing/harbor--all about as "old Japan" as you can get.
Conversely, the master-slave relationships in the West Indies were fragile, and there were more runaway slaves due to planter absenteeism.
Conversely, it is generally agreed that negative feelings and attitudes soon create a workplace where resumes and escape plans are a higher priority than chipping in to help reach corporate goals.
Conversely, Serra, who never composed art criticism per se, has chosen to write at defining moments throughout his career, notes and statements concerning topics--the significance of the process of drawing, weight as a value, the principles governing the dynamics of various individual works--that lock and define essential concerns he would subsequently elaborate in interviews (his primary genre of text).
In the first stage, starting in say January 2006 and ending in December 2007, the Netherlands central bank would stand ready to convert the euro deposits which Dutch banks hold with itself into a new currency, the florin, on a 1:1 basis (and conversely).
Conversely, the lowest rates were in Finland (0.8%), Denmark (1%) and Austria (1.2%).
Conversely, as epitomized by Mother Teresa, Aung San Suu Kyi and a host of others, the greatest triumphs of the human spirit are often revealed amidst oppression, degradation and suffering.
Conversely, luring underprepared, disinterested, ill-informed and inappropriate students who have been marketed a glossy view of campus and academic life will likely lead to a low sophomore retention rate, increasing attrition, and, finally, a low graduation rate.
Conversely, the Center for Democracy and Technology, a group that advocates online privacy, concluded in a report that there are few legal constraints on government access to commercial databases.
Conversely, the core pulp is more responsive to the beating than the bast as far as tensile index is concerned.
Conversely, it appears that Concerta does not readily lend itself to conversion to an easily abusable form.
Conversely, indoor air pollution occurs indoors and is harder to detect visually.
Conversely, what is the estimated loss of market share if the turnover rate is seven vs.