To have a conversation to converse.

Contrary to popular belief the word conversate is a real word and has had a place in the websters dictionary since 1973.

The word may in fact be older than many people who state that only white trash, illogical idiots use the word.

The word Conversate is formed through a process in etymology known as back-formation. Many literary geniuses of their time used back- formation such as but not limited to Shakespeare.

Also many common and accepted words in both English and other languages all over the world contain common words that are formed through back formation.

Many ignorant individuals could learn a thing or two by studying up on both the word conversate, and other back-formations before criticizing and making a generalization about a word and the people who choose to use it.
I would like to conversate with you.

We had conversated about that yesturday.
fishguy88가 작성 2012년 04월 15일 (일)
A word used by backwards, ignorant, illiterate inner city trash who mean to say 'converse'.
"Yo, I just needs to conversate witcha!"

To which I replied, "No, you need to _converse_ with me, you dumb shit-eating fuckhead!"
The Drizzle가 작성 2005년 01월 23일 (일)
there is no such word
there is no such word as conversate
tiredofhearingthewordconversat가 작성 2008년 07월 28일 (월)
Unfortunately to all of the educated people conversate is now in the dictionary.

v. to socialize and chat; to converse with another

It is still classified as slang, but it is in the dictionary. Trust me I'm just as upset as you are.
We can sit here and conversate about some things.
Dime Diva가 작성 2009년 05월 16일 (토)
- to talk, discuss or converse
- Ebonics version of the intransitive verb “converse”; urban hybrid of the two words “converse” and “conversation”
Conversate for a few, cause in a few, we gon' do
What we came to do, ain't that right boo (truuuueee)
Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa – 1994
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It could be in my place (On my place)
Or your place (Or your place)
And we could let our body conversate
Black Eyed Peas – The Way U Make Me Feel - 1998
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Tell me can we conversate
So we can get to learn each other
I don't think that we should wait
If this is a forever thing
Case – Conversate - 2001
MK01가 작성 2005년 09월 10일 (토)
Is a word that is supposed to be a verb deriving from a mutation of "converse" and "conversation. It is in the dictionary as "non-standard except in some dialects".

Some may believe this entry in the dictionary gives the word validity. It doesn't. Any slang or bastardized word embraced by popular culture could end up in the dictionary with this definition. That in no way means that it is a legitimate word.

From the same school as "irregardless" or "ain't". An example was given above to attempt to legitimize this word by quoting rap songs. Ridiculous. Is "Sizzurp" a real English word too?
The type of sentence you might hear from someone who believes this is a word:

"I don't speak English that good but I'm gonna conversate wit cha irregardless"
wordhelper79가 작성 2012년 03월 01일 (목)
a non-word that drug dealers, and uneducated social rejects made popular in their own circles, by mis-pronouncing the word converse.
i forgot to further my career, and do anything positive with my life. but i did conversate with my parole officer about me not paying my child support with my drug earnings. now im back in jail where i belong.
petpeeve가 작성 2010년 03월 14일 (일)
The word Conversate is formed through a process in etymology known as back-formation. Many literary geniuses of their time used back- formation such as but not limited to Shakespeare.

Also many common and accepted words in both English and other languages all over the world contain common words that are formed through back formation.

Many ignorant individuals could learn a thing or two by studying up on both the word conversate, and other back-formations before criticizing and making a generalization about a word and the people who choose to use it.

Past tense
We conversated about the word conversate not being a word.
waldonym가 작성 2014년 01월 27일 (월)

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