exchange


exchange
exchange vb Exchange, interchange, bandy mean to give a thing to another in return for another thing from him.
Exchange may imply a disposing of one thing for another by or as if by the methods of bartering or trading
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exchange horses

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the hostile forces exchanged prisoners of war

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exchange farm products for manufactured goods

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Sometimes the term specifically implies a substitution of one thing for another without any definite suggestion of bartering or trading
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wedding presents are often exchanged by the bride for things of which she has greater need

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well satisfied to exchange the stratified suburb of Hyde Park for the amorphous neighborhood of Halsted Street— Lovett

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or an alternation of things by two, sometimes more, persons
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exchange letters

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exchange a few words with each other

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Interchange is rarely used in place of exchange except when alternation (as in reciprocal giving and receiving) is implied, often with the connotation of a continuous succession
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the towns-people and the summer residents interchanged courtesies with each other

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there were repeated cheerings and salutations interchanged between the shore and the ship— Irving

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Bandy may imply a careless or casual tossing back and forth or from one to another
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a firearm is no toy to be bandied about

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and it is often used in place of interchange when vigorous, rapid, and more or less prolonged action is implied
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bandy hasty words

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bandy compliments

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The term also may imply heated or active discussion or a passing of information from one to another
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your name is . . . frequently bandied at table among us— Irving

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the stories they invent . . . and bandy from mouth to mouth!— Dickens

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