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trade

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of trade

  1. 1 a giving or taking of one thing of value in return for another when the other team unexpectedly offered to hand over its top pitcher for our star shortstop, our coach agreed to the trade Synonyms of trade back-and-forth, barter, commutation, dicker, quid pro quo, swap, exchange, trade-off, truckWords Related to trade replacement, substitution; reciprocation, recompense, requital; bargain, deal, horse trade, negotiation, transaction; bargaining, dealing, dickering, haggling, horse trading; logrolling

  2. 2 an occupation requiring skillful use of the hands a youth eager to learn the trade of cabinetmaking Synonyms of trade art, handcraft, handicraft, craftWords Related to trade skill; calling, métier (also metier), occupation, profession, vocation

  3. 3 the activity by which one regularly makes a living writing is my trade Synonyms of trade calling, employment, game, lay, line, profession, occupation, vocation, workWords Related to trade call, lifework; business, enterprise, field, livelihood, living, métier (also metier), racket [slang]; assignment, engagement, gig, mission; art, craft, handcraft, handicraft; appointment, berth, billet, office, place, position, post, situation; duty, function, job, load, task, workloadNear Antonyms of trade avocation, hobby, pursuit

  4. 4 the buying and selling of goods especially on a large scale and between different places a bill regulating trade with that country Synonyms of trade business, marketplace, commerce, trafficWords Related to trade free trade; black market, gray market; dealings, horse-trading; e-tail, merchandising, retailing, wholesaling; bartering

  5. 5 the transfer of ownership of something from one person to another for a price the trade of all of her holdings in the company just before the stock plunged in value immediately aroused suspicions Synonyms of trade deal, sale, transactionWords Related to trade auction, silent auction; haggle, horse-trading, negotiation; bargain, buy, steal; purchase; clearance, closeout, fire sale; fair; garage sale, jumble sale [British], rummage sale, tag sale, yard sale


trade

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of trade

  1. 1 to carry on the business of buying and selling goods or other property the U.S. agreed to trade with China Synonyms of trade deal, traffic Words Related to trade bargain, barter, horse-trade, negotiate, transact; auction, exchange, merchandise (also merchandize), rebuy, resell, swap; buy, pick up, purchase, take; distribute, fair-trade, market, peddle, retail, sell, supply, vend, wholesale; black-market, bootleg, fence, smuggle; corner, engross, monopolize, undersell; day-trade, invest, speculate Near Antonyms of trade black [chiefly British], blackball, boycott

  2. 2 to give up (something) and take something else in return I'll trade my chocolate chip cookie for your bag of chips Synonyms of trade commute, exchange, shift, substitute, swap, switch, changeWords Related to trade interchange; displace, replace, supersede; cede, hand over, surrender, yield; reciprocate



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