From Spanish converso.


converso ‎(plural conversos)

  1. (historical) A Jew or Muslim in Spain or Portugal who converted to Roman Catholicism under duress, particularly during the 14th and 15th centuries.
    • 2007 January 20, Sam Roberts, “New Favor for a Name That Straddles Cultures”:
      Guillermina Jasso, a sociology professor at New York University , said Angel was “evocative of the old converso practice of taking on very Christian surnames as a way of survival in a suspicious environment.”
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 672-3:
      In the Inquisition's terms, both were automatically suspect by the fact that their families were conversos, and they might be seen as emerging from that maelstrom of religious energy released by the religious realignment of Spain in the 1490s.

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  1. first-person singular present indicative form of conversar




  1. first-person singular indicative present of conversare
  2. past participle of convergere

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conversō ‎(present infinitive conversāre, perfect active conversāvī, supine conversātum); first conjugation

  1. I turn around or over
  2. I ponder
  3. I consort or associate with
  4. I abide or dwell


   Conjugation of converso (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present conversō conversās conversat conversāmus conversātis conversant
imperfect conversābam conversābās conversābat conversābāmus conversābātis conversābant
future conversābō conversābis conversābit conversābimus conversābitis conversābunt
perfect conversāvī conversāvistī conversāvit conversāvimus conversāvistis conversāvērunt, conversāvēre
pluperfect conversāveram conversāverās conversāverat conversāverāmus conversāverātis conversāverant
future perfect conversāverō conversāveris conversāverit conversāverimus conversāveritis conversāverint
passive present conversor conversāris, conversāre conversātur conversāmur conversāminī conversantur
imperfect conversābar conversābāris, conversābāre conversābātur conversābāmur conversābāminī conversābantur
future conversābor conversāberis, conversābere conversābitur conversābimur conversābiminī conversābuntur
perfect conversātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect conversātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect conversātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present conversem conversēs converset conversēmus conversētis conversent
imperfect conversārem conversārēs conversāret conversārēmus conversārētis conversārent
perfect conversāverim conversāverīs conversāverit conversāverīmus conversāverītis conversāverint
pluperfect conversāvissem conversāvissēs conversāvisset conversāvissēmus conversāvissētis conversāvissent
passive present converser conversēris, conversēre conversētur conversēmur conversēminī conversentur
imperfect conversārer conversārēris, conversārēre conversārētur conversārēmur conversārēminī conversārentur
perfect conversātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect conversātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present conversā conversāte
future conversātō conversātō conversātōte conversantō
passive present conversāre conversāminī
future conversātor conversātor conversantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives conversāre conversāvisse conversātūrus esse conversārī conversātus esse conversātum īrī
participles conversāns conversātūrus conversātus conversandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
conversāre conversandī conversandō conversandum conversātum conversātū



  1. dative masculine singular of conversus
  2. dative neuter singular of conversus
  3. ablative masculine singular of conversus
  4. ablative neuter singular of conversus




  1. first-person singular present indicative of conversar




  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of conversar.
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