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To have a conversation with someone - thesaurus

Synonyms

talk

verb

to have a conversation with other people

chat

verb

to talk in a friendly way

catch up

to talk to someone you have not seen for some time and find out what they have been doing

converse

verb

formal to have a conversation

fall into conversation

to start having a conversation with someone, especially someone you have just met

get into conversation (with someone)

to start talking to someone you have never met before

pass the time of day (with someone)

to talk to someone for a short time, especially in order to be polite or friendly

engage someone in conversation

to start having a conversation with someone

rap

verb

informal old-fashioned to have a long informal conversation with friends

make conversation

to talk to someone that you do not know well, in order to be polite, not because you really want to talk to them. This type of conversation is also called small talk

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chew the fat

to have a friendly conversation, often for a long time

exchange

verb

to say something to someone and then listen to what they say

hold court

to talk to a group of people who are all paying you a lot of attention because you are interesting, funny, or important

monopolise

a British spelling of monopolize

monopolize

verb

if you monopolize someone, you talk to them a lot and do not allow anyone else to talk to them

set/put the world to rights

to have a conversation with someone in which you exchange opinions

shoot the breeze/bull

to spend time talking about unimportant things

strike up a friendship/conversation etc. (with someone)

to start something such as a relationship or conversation with someone in an informal way

swap

verb

if people swap stories, ideas, etc., they tell each other about their experiences or ideas

talk

verb

to discuss other people’s private lives

visit

verb

Americaninformal to have a conversation with someone

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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