The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
To seek the distant hills, and there converse
With nature. --Thomson.
Conversing with the world, we use the world's
fashions. --Sir W.
But to converse with heaven
This is not easy. --Wordsworth.
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.
That do converse and waste the time together.
We had conversed so often on that subject. --Dryden.
3. To have knowledge of, from long intercourse or study; --
said of things.
According as the objects they converse with afford
greater or less variety. --Locke.
Syn: To associate; commune; discourse; talk; chat.