exchange

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. reciprocity, substitution; trade, barter, commerce; conversion, interchange; market. See business, transfer.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of replacing one thing with another]
Syn. transfer, substitution, replacement, change, supplanting, rearrangement, shift, revision, resale, transposition, interchange, trade-off, commutation, switch, shuffle, shuffling, castling, sleight-of-hand, hocus-pocus.
2. [The act of giving and receiving reciprocally]
Syn. reciprocity, reciprocation, barter, trade, swap, correspondence, interrelation, interdependence, cross-fire, buying and selling, swapping, negotiation, transaction, commerce, interchange, dialogue, tit for tat*, give and take*.
3. [A substitution]
Syn. change, shift, swap, trade, interchange, replacing, shuffle, reciprocation, supplanting, replacement, switch, supplantment, commutation, trade-off.
4. [A place where exchanges take place]
Syn. market, clearinghouse, stock exchange, bourse; see market 1 .
v.
1. [To replace one thing with another]
Syn. substitute, transfer, replace, invert, give in exchange, commute, pass to, give over, reverse, provide a substitute, provide a replacement, transpose, shuffle, shift, switch, swap, revise, rearrange, change, interchange, trade off, cash in, return, transmute, reset, change hands, castle, borrow from Peter to pay Paul*, swap horses in the middle of the stream*.
2. [To give and receive reciprocally]
Syn. reciprocate, barter, trade, swap, alternate, interact, interchange, bandy, trade off, correspond, buy and sell, transact, return the compliment, make an exchange.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
trade, barter, swap, transaction, reciprocation, interchange, truck, commutation, quid pro quo, substitution, alternate.
II
v.
trade, barter, swap, transact, reciprocate, interchange, *give and take, commute, substitute, alternate, bandy.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To give up in return for something else: change, commute, interchange, shift, substitute, switch, trade. Informal: swap. See CHANGE, SUBSTITUTE. 2. To give and receive: bandy, interchange. See GIVE. II noun The act of exchanging or substituting: change, commutation, interchange, shift, substitution, switch, trade, transposition. Informal: swap. See CHANGE, SUBSTITUTE.

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