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Definition 1: mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for give-and-take in the sense of this definition

(give-and-take is a kind of ...) a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial

"the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts"

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')

Definition 2: an exchange of views on some topic - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where give-and-take or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we had a good discussion
  • we had a word or two about it

Synonyms for give-and-take in the sense of this definition

(give-and-take is a kind of ...) (language) communication by word of mouth

"his speech was garbled" "he uttered harsh language" "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal

"the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question

"the deliberations of the jury"

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) discussion of a subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel usually before an audience

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) discussion of an event after it has occurred

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest

"such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) a discussion intended to produce an agreement

"the buyout negotiation lasted several days" "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue" "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"

Definition 3: light teasing repartee - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for give-and-take in the sense of this definition

(give-and-take is a kind of ...) adroitness and cleverness in reply

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) frivolous banter

(... is a kind of give-and-take ) light teasing

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