interchange

To interchange two things is to trade or switch them. If the painting hanging on your wall just doesn't fit the room, you can interchange it with the photograph on the opposite wall.

When you're baking a pie, you can usually interchange one kind of fruit for another, or interchange tapioca for cornstarch to thicken the filling. When interchange is a noun, it has various meanings including "highway intersection," or the place where these busy roads meet each other. This road meaning dates only from the 1940s, while the "change places" meaning is at least 400 years old.

Definitions of interchange
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v cause to change places

interchange this screw for one of a smaller size”
Synonyms:
counterchange, transpose
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

“synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning”
Synonyms:
exchange, replace, substitute
Types:
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shift
move and exchange for another
reduce
simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another
truncate
replace a corner by a plane
retool
provide (a workshop or factory) with new tools
subrogate
substitute one creditor for another, as in the case where an insurance company sues the person who caused an accident for the insured
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v give to, and receive from, one another

Synonyms:
change, exchange
Types:
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sell
exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
cash, cash in
exchange for cash
ransom, redeem
exchange or buy back for money; under threat
redeem
to turn in (vouchers or coupons) and receive something in exchange
fill in, stand in, sub, substitute
be a substitute
swap, switch, swop, trade
exchange or give (something) in exchange for
barter
exchange goods without involving money
trade, trade in
turn in as payment or part payment for a purchase
clear
sell
negociate
sell or discount
scalp
sell illegally, as on the black market
bootleg
sell illicit products such as drugs or alcohol
sell short
sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit
remainder
sell cheaply as remainders
resell
sell (something) again after having bought it
syndicate
sell articles, television programs, or photos to several publications or independent broadcasting stations
deaccession
sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works
sell off
get rid of by selling, usually at reduced prices
fob off, foist off, palm off
sell as genuine, sell with the intention to deceive
realise, realize
convert into cash; of goods and property
auction, auction off, auctioneer
sell at an auction
retail
sell on the retail market
wholesale
sell in large quantities
liquidate
convert into cash
redeem
convert into cash; of commercial papers
barter away
trade in in a bartering transaction
sacrifice
sell at a loss
dump, underprice
sell at artificially low prices
undercut, undersell
sell cheaper than one's competition
dispose
give, sell, or transfer to another
move
dispose of by selling
Type of:
transfer
cause to change ownership

v reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Synonyms:
alternate, flip, flip-flop, switch, tack
Type of:
change by reversal, reverse, turn
change to the contrary

n the act of changing one thing for another thing

“there was an interchange of prisoners”
Synonyms:
exchange
Types:
trade-off, tradeoff
an exchange that occurs as a compromise
Type of:
group action
action taken by a group of people

n reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)

“he earns his living from the interchange of currency”
Synonyms:
exchange
Types:
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conversion
act of exchanging one type of money or security for another
barter, swap, swop, trade
an equal exchange
foreign exchange
the system by which one currency is exchanged for another; enables international transactions to take place
unitisation, unitization
conversion of an investment trust into a unit investment trust
horse trade, horse trading
the swapping of horses (accompanied by much bargaining)
Type of:
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

n a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams

Types:
cloverleaf
an interchange that does not require left-hand turns
spaghetti junction
a complicated highway interchange with multiple overpasses
Type of:
junction
the place where two or more things come together

n mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)

Synonyms:
give-and-take, reciprocation
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reciprocity
mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization
interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial
dealings, traffic
social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')
relation
(usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups
Type of:
interaction
a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting

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