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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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References in classic literature ?
Thus did they converse in the house of Hades deep down within the bowels of the earth.
He is highly esteemed by all the family at the park, and I never see him myself without taking pains to converse with him.
While this also may be difficult, the more the patient converses, the greater the probability that he will communicate what he means.
Anyone who needs to converse with an Alzheimer's patient faces a variety of potential difficulties which may set the stage for communicative breakdown and frustration.
Today, PDO converses using its own, robust, production-proven protocols and, shipping later this year, Distributed OLE for Windows -D'OLE- will support Microsoft's OLE object model, providing developers with seamless distributed communication between OpenStep and OLE objects.
Converse Software, LLC today announced substantial customer wins in a variety of industries, offering mounting new evidence of its exponential growth worldwide.
Converse Software continues to build momentum as businesses and organizations across industries and around the world choose its NimBUS products over competitors' offerings to help lower operations' costs and increase quality of service.