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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·verse v. i. [imp. & p. p. Conversed p. pr. & vb. n. Conversing.]
 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. Scott.
 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.   --Shak.
    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.