Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun exchange

11 senses of exchange

Sense 1
exchange -- (chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another)
       => chemical phenomenon -- (any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules))

Sense 2
exchange -- (a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one); "they had a bitter exchange")
       => conversation -- (the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.)

Sense 3
exchange, interchange -- (the act of changing one thing for another thing; "Adam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience"; "there was an interchange of prisoners")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

Sense 4
exchange -- (the act of giving something in return for something received; "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable")
       => transaction, dealing, dealings -- (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")

Sense 5
central, telephone exchange, exchange -- (a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication)
       => workplace, work -- (a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today")

Sense 6
exchange -- (a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members)
       => workplace, work -- (a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today")

Sense 7
rally, exchange -- ((sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes; "after a short rally Connors won the point")
       => group action -- (action taken by a group of people)

Sense 8
exchange, interchange -- (reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries); "he earns his living from the interchange of currency")
       => commerce, commercialism, mercantilism -- (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Sense 9
substitution, exchange, commutation -- (the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help")
       => change -- (the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election")

Sense 10
exchange -- ((chess) gaining (or losing) a rook in return for a knight or bishop; "black lost the exchange")
       => capture -- (the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board)

Sense 11
exchange -- ((chess) the capture by both players (usually on consecutive moves) of pieces of equal value; "the endgame began after the exchange of queens")
       => capture -- (the removal of an opponent's piece from the chess board)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb exchange

6 senses of exchange

Sense 1
exchange, change, interchange -- (give to, and receive from, one another; "Would you change places with me?"; "We have been exchanging letters for a year")
       => transfer -- (cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children")

Sense 2
change, exchange, commute, convert -- (exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares")
       => replace -- (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")

Sense 3
switch over, switch, exchange -- (change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence)
       => change by reversal, turn, reverse -- (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")

Sense 4
exchange -- (hand over one and receive another, approximately equivalent; "exchange prisoners"; "exchange employees between branches of the company")
       => transfer, reassign -- (transfer somebody to a different position or location of work)

Sense 5
substitute, replace, interchange, exchange -- (put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

Sense 6
commute, convert, exchange -- (exchange a penalty for a less severe one)
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

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