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English noun: interchange

1. interchange (artifact) a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams

Broader (hypernym)junction

Narrower (hyponym)cloverleaf, spaghetti junction

Part meronymhighway, main road

2. interchange (act) mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)

Synonymsgive-and-take, reciprocation

Broader (hypernym)interaction

Narrower (hyponym)cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization, dealings, reciprocity, traffic

3. interchange (act) the act of changing one thing for another thing

SamplesAdam was promised immortality in exchange for his disobedience.
There was an interchange of prisoners.


Broader (hypernym)group action

Narrower (hyponym)trade-off, tradeoff

4. interchange (act) reciprocal transfer of equivalent sums of money (especially the currencies of different countries)

SamplesHe earns his living from the interchange of currency.


Broader (hypernym)commerce, commercialism, mercantilism

Narrower (hyponym)barter, conversion, foreign exchange, swap, swop, trade

English verb: interchange

1. interchange (possession) put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymsexchange, replace, substitute

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)reduce, retool, shift, subrogate, truncate

2. interchange (possession) give to, and receive from, one another

SamplesWould you change places with me?.
We have been exchanging letters for a year.

Synonymschange, exchange

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)transfer

Narrower (hyponym)barter, cash, cash in, fill in, ransom, redeem, redeem, sell, stand in, sub, substitute, swap, switch, swop, trade, trade, trade in

3. interchange (change) cause to change places

SamplesInterchange this screw for one of a smaller size.

Synonymscounterchange, transpose

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

4. interchange (change) reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

Synonymsalternate, flip, flip-flop, switch, tack

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn

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