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exchanging


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exchange  \Ex*change"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exchanged};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Exchanging}.]  [Cf.OF.  eschangier  F.  ['e]changer.  See 
  {Exchange},  n.] 
  1.  To  part  with  give  or  transfer  to  another  in  consideration 
  of  something  received  as  an  equivalent;  --  usually 
  followed  by  for  before  the  thing  received. 
 
  Exchange  his  sheep  for  shells,  or  wool  for  a 
  sparking  pebble  or  a  diamond.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  To  part  with  for  a  substitute;  to  lay  aside,  quit  or 
  resign  (something  being  received  in  place  of  the  thing 
  parted  with);  as  to  exchange  a  palace  for  cell. 
 
  And  death  for  life  exchanged  foolishly.  --Spenser. 
 
  To  shift  his  being  Is  to  exchange  one  misery  with 
  another.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  give  and  receive  reciprocally,  as  things  of  the  same 
  kind  to  barter;  to  swap;  as  to  exchange  horses  with  a 
  neighbor;  to  exchange  houses  or  hats. 
 
  Exchange  forgiveness  with  me  noble  Hamlet.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  barter;  change;  commute;  interchange;  bargain;  truck; 
  swap;  traffic. 




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