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Definition 1: reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he earns his living from the interchange of currency

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

(... is a kind of exchange ) act of exchanging one type of money or security for another

(... is a kind of exchange ) an equal exchange

"we had no money so we had to live by barter"

(... is a kind of exchange ) the system by which one currency is exchanged for another; enables international transactions to take place

Definition 2: the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) the action of changing something

"the change of government had no impact on the economy" "his change on abortion cost him the election"

(... is a kind of exchange ) the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another

"replacing the star will not be easy"

(... is a kind of exchange ) (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another

(... is a kind of exchange ) the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal

Definition 3: the act of changing one thing for another thing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience
  • there was an interchange of prisoners

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(... is a kind of exchange ) an exchange that occurs as a compromise

"I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine"

Definition 4: the act of giving something in return for something received - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable

(exchange is a kind of ...) the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)

"no transactions are possible without him" "he has always been honest is his dealings with me"

(... is a kind of exchange ) act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects

Definition 5: (chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the endgame began after the exchange of queens

(exchange is a kind of ...) the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board

(exchange belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 6: (chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • black lost the exchange

(exchange is a kind of ...) the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board

(exchange belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 7: (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes - [noun denoting act]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after a short rally Connors won the point

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) action taken by a group of people

(exchange belongs to category ...) a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets

(exchange belongs to category ...) a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net

(exchange belongs to category ...) a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court

(exchange belongs to category ...) a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball

Definition 8: a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members - [noun denoting artifact]

(exchange is a kind of ...) a place where work is done

"he arrived at work early today"

(... is a kind of exchange ) an exchange for buying and selling commodities for future delivery

(... is a kind of exchange ) an exchange where grains are bought and sold

(... is a kind of exchange ) an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers

(exchange is a part of ...) a large room in a exchange where the trading is done

"he is a floor trader"

Definition 9: a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) a place where work is done

"he arrived at work early today"

(... is a kind of exchange ) (CENTRal EXchange) a kind of telephone exchange

(... is a kind of exchange ) telephone central where circuits are completed with patchcords

(... is part of exchange) a communication system that transmits sound between distant points

Definition 10: a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had a bitter exchange

(exchange is a kind of ...) the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

Definition 11: chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(exchange is a kind of ...) any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules)

(... is a kind of exchange ) an exchange produced by the chemical action of radiant energy (especially light)

Definition 12: exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category - [verb of change]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you convert my dollars into pounds?
  • He changed his name
  • convert centimeters into inches
  • convert holdings into shares

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)

"He replaced the old razor blade" "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago" "the insurance will replace the lost income" "This antique vase can never be replaced"

(... is a kind of exchange ) convert into direct current

"rectify alternating current"

(... is a kind of exchange ) convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)

(... is a kind of exchange ) convert (a company's reserve funds) into capital

(... is a kind of exchange ) convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones

(... is a kind of exchange ) exchange for smaller units of money

"I had to break a $100 bill just to buy the candy"

(exchange has a similar meaning as ...) lay aside, abandon, or leave for another

"switch to a different brand of beer" "She switched psychiatrists" "The car changed lanes"

Definition 13: change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence - [verb of change]

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) change to the contrary

"The trend was reversed" "the tides turned against him" "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

Definition 14: exchange a penalty for a less severe one - [verb of change]

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 15: give to, and receive from, one another - [verb of possession]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Would you change places with me?
  • We have been exchanging letters for a year

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) cause to change ownership

"I transferred my stock holdings to my children"

(... is a kind of exchange ) exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

"He sold his house in January" "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

(... is a kind of exchange ) exchange for cash

"I cashed the check as soon as it arrived in the mail"

(... is a kind of exchange ) exchange or buy back for money; under threat

(... is a kind of exchange ) to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange

(... is a kind of exchange ) be a substitute

"The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague" "The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet"

(... is a kind of exchange ) exchange or give (something) in exchange for

(... is a kind of exchange ) exchange goods without involving money

(... is a kind of exchange ) turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase

"trade in an old car for a new one"

Definition 16: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items - [verb of possession]

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
  • substitute regular milk for fat-free milk
  • synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

Synonyms for exchange in the sense of this definition

(exchange is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of exchange ) move and exchange for another

"shift the date for our class reunion"

(... is a kind of exchange ) simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another

(... is a kind of exchange ) replace a corner by a plane

(... is a kind of exchange ) provide (a workshop or factory) with new tools

(... is a kind of exchange ) substitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured

Samples where exchange or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • exchange prisoners
  • exchange employees between branches of the company

(exchange is a kind of ...) transfer somebody to a different position or location of work

(... is a kind of exchange ) exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions

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