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give–and–take

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of give–and–take

  1. 1 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue a give-and-take about what we should do Saturday night Synonyms argument, argumentation, argy-bargy [chiefly British], back-and-forth, colloquy, confab, confabulation, conference, consult, consultation, council, counsel, debate, deliberation, dialogue (also dialog), give-and-take, palaver, parley, talkRelated Words bull session, chat room, forum, meeting, powwow, roundtable, seminar, skull session (also skull practice), symposium, talkathon; chat, conversation, rap, words; discourse, disquisition; bargaining, consultancy, negotiation, pourparler

  2. 2 the act or practice of each side giving up something in order to reach an agreement negotiating the terms of the deal will require some give-and-take on both sides Synonyms accommodation, compromise, give-and-take, negotiationRelated Words haggle, horse trade; accord, arrangement, bargain, concurrence, consensus, deal, understanding; agreement, settlement; mediation, treaty

  3. 3 good-natured teasing or exchanging of clever remarks enjoyed the flirty give-and-take between the two romantic lead characters Synonyms backchat, badinage, chaff, give-and-take, jesting, joshing, persiflage, raillery, reparteeRelated Words barb, crack, dig, gag, gambit, jest, joke, laugh, pleasantry, quip, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness, richness; fooling, kidding, mocking, razzing, ribbing, ridiculing; humor, wit, wordplay; nothings; chatter, chitchat, gossip, small talk


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