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Definition of the verb Conversate

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  1. [context: African American Vernacular English] To converse, to have conversation.

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Google previewThe Grammar Devotional (2009)

Daily Tips for Successful Writing from Grammar Girl (TM) by Mignon Fogarty

Linguists believe conversate is a recent back-formation from conversation. For example, people who were trying to figure out what word they should use presume that because words like hibernation, obligation, and congregation become ...

Google previewLiterally, the Best Language Book Ever (2008)

Annoying Words and Abused Phrases You Should Never Use Again by Paul Yeager

Conversate is a newly invented word that means to have a discussion with others .

Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with commentary on lexicographers and linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

conversate Misused for converse ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

CANADA, 1972 conversate verbto conversein a loudand lively style. From the conventional ...

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2009)

Fularious Street Slang Defined by, Aaron Peckham

conversate To socialize. We were drinkin' and conversatin' all night long. cook bricks To prepare freebase cocaine. Last night Horace found three guys cookin' bricks downstairs.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present (2009)

From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century Five-volume Set by Paul Finkelman

Style is so important to African American speech that it takes an African American word, conversate, to capture the lively, bold, and often competitive character that distinguishes it from everyday mainstream American conversation. For instance ...

Google previewDictionary of Jamaican English (2002)

by Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page

CONVERSATE vb dial; back-formation from conversation. To talk. G 1958 F.P StAnd yu kyaan kanvisiet ...

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Scrabble value of C3O1N1V4E1R1S1A1T1E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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