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converse is a synonym of talk

verb [ kuhn-vurs ]

converse is another word for talk

✅  Talk and converse both describe speaking out loud in order to communicate. Talk is the most general, and can be used for serious topics (We had to talk about his behavior) or more lighthearted ones (My friends and I talked excitedly about video games).

✅  Converse suggests specifically that you’re exchanging ideas with someone, and often implies that you’re intending to come to a conclusion together (The professors conversed for hours about the new study’s implications).

✅  Converse, along with another synonym commune, can be used humorously in informal settings. The humor comes from using a formal word in informal situations (I must converse with my friends about the latest gossip).

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aspect is a synonym of appearance

noun [ as-pekt ]

aspect is another word for appearance

✅  Appearance refers to how something looks in general (The house had a shabby appearance), whereas aspect is the perfect word to use when the way something looks makes you feel specific emotions (The house had a comforting aspect).

✅  Aspect is often used when a specific circumstance has changed the appearance of something in some way (His face, which usually had a handsome appearance, took on a terrifying aspect when he was angry).

✅  Appearance is the best word to use when you simply want to describe how something looks; but that doesn’t mean it necessarily reflects the truth of the situation (While the jacket had an expensive appearance, it was actually cheap).

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affect is a synonym of pretend

verb [ uh-fekt ]

affect is another word for pretend

✅  Pretend and affect both refer to creating a false appearance.

✅  Pretend can be playful and less formal, and means to play a certain part, or portray a characteristic that isn’t real (She pretended to be sick), while affect is more purposeful, and means to create the appearance of certain qualities so that you can impress other people (He affected respect).

✅  Affect can also mean to adopt something in a conscious way (She affected a British accent). While this is a kind of pretense, and is part of how a person wants to present themselves, it’s usually more long-term than pretending something.

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