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1. exchange

noun. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another.

Synonyms

  • photochemical exchange

Antonyms

  • inactivate
  • de-iodinate

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Exchange

  • shortchange
  • lestrange
  • prearrange
  • long-range
  • interchange
  • estrange
  • downrange
  • strange
  • rearrange
  • phalange
  • derange
  • prange
  • grange
  • range
  • mange
  • arrange
  • ainge

Example sentences of the word exchange


1. Noun, singular or mass
He gives you the hat in exchange for your mesos.

Quotes containing the word exchange


1. The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

2. The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.
- Jim Morrison

3. You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.
- Milan Kundera

2. exchange

verb. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] give to, and receive from, one another.

Synonyms

  • stand in
  • sub
  • interchange
  • transfer
  • change
  • trade in
  • barter
  • redeem
  • fill in
  • ransom
  • swap
  • substitute
  • switch
  • swop
  • cash
  • cash in
  • sell

Antonyms

  • nationalize
  • dehumanize
  • complicate
  • hydrogenate

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)

3. exchange

noun. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] the act of giving something in return for something received.

Synonyms

  • dealing
  • logrolling
  • dealings

Antonyms

  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)

4. exchange

noun. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one).

Antonyms

  • brighten

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)

5. exchange

noun. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] the act of changing one thing for another thing.

Synonyms

  • trade-off
  • interchange
  • tradeoff

Antonyms

  • sensitize
  • demilitarise
  • transitivize
  • decontaminate

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)

6. exchange

verb. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category.

Synonyms

  • convert
  • rectify
  • shift
  • utilize
  • launder
  • commute
  • capitalise
  • change
  • switch
  • break
  • replace

Antonyms

  • validate
  • qualify
  • denaturalize
  • empty

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)

7. exchange

verb. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence.

Synonyms

  • change by reversal
  • switch over
  • turn
  • switch

Antonyms

  • cool
  • demythologize
  • discharge
  • nationalise

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)

8. exchange

noun. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication.

Synonyms

  • centrex
  • switchboard
  • telephone system
  • work
  • workplace
  • phone system
  • central
  • telephone exchange
  • plugboard

Antonyms

  • assimilate
  • stiffen
  • thin
  • heat

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)

9. exchange

verb. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items.

Synonyms

  • substitute
  • shift
  • truncate
  • interchange
  • alter
  • retool
  • modify
  • change
  • reduce
  • replace

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • decentralise
  • clarify
  • focus

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)

10. exchange

noun. ['ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ'] reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries).

Synonyms

  • commercialism
  • swap
  • conversion
  • trade
  • mercantilism
  • interchange
  • swop
  • barter
  • foreign exchange

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • eschaunge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaunge (Anglo-Norman)
  • eschaungen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • eschaungier (Anglo-Norman)
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