exchange for

exchange for (something)

To return or trade an item for something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "exchange" and "for." These shoes are way too big—I need to exchange them for a smaller size. April wants to exchange one of her birthday gifts for something she likes better.
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exchange something for something

to trade something for something else. I will exchange this one for a larger size. Can this be exchanged for something more suitable?
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References in classic literature ?
In well-ordered States they are commonly those who are the weakest in bodily strength, and therefore of little use for any other purpose; their duty is to be in the market, and to give money in exchange for goods to those who desire to sell and to take money from those who desire to buy.
Simpson speedily bartered with a man "over Wareham way," and got in exchange for it an old horse which his owner did not need, as he was leaving town to visit his daughter for a year, Simpson fattened the aged animal, keeping him for several weeks (at early morning or after nightfall) in one neighbor's pasture after another, and then exchanged him with a Milltown man for a top buggy.
In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future.
many a prince has been known To barter his robes for our cowl and our gown, But which of us e'er felt the idle desire To exchange for a crown the grey hood of a Friar!
They were well clad, and all had buffalo robes, which they procured from some of the hunting tribes in exchange for salmon.
Here they again got a supply of fish and dogs from the natives; and two of the men were fortunate enough each to get a horse in exchange for a buffalo robe.
In short, it was you who have but now in this chamber, seated in this chair I now fill, made an engagement with Cardinal Richelieu to cause the Duke of Buckingham to be assassinated, in exchange for the promise he has made you to allow you to assassinate D'Artagnan.
Having a partnership liquidate its properties to partners as tenants-in-common is probably the most frequently used technique when some partners want to exchange for property and others want to cash out.
How will larger owners of the exchange assure other participants that they will not use the exchange for their own benefit?
Similarly, if a domestic corporation acquires assets of another domestic corporation in a reorganization under section 368(a)(1)(C) in exchange for stock in its foreign parent, the exchanging shareholders of the transferor corporation are considered to have made an outbound stock transfer.
A transfer of property in exchange for services (including production services), however, can never qualify.
Nimble will operate as a subsidiary of Pure Vanilla Exchange for the near future, Nimble provides alternative payment solutions and transactions for government agencies and high frequency, multi-unit retailers.
The buyer would improve the Lawrence property and convey it to the taxpayer in exchange for the McDonald property.
That same day, the Magnesons contributed their undivided interest to a new limited partnership in exchange for a general partnership interest.
Pursuant to the terms of the Exchange Agreements, LSB will issue an aggregate of 720,967 shares of its common stock in exchange for an aggregate of 97,428 shares of Series 2 Preferred and the holders have agreed to waive their rights to all accrued and unpaid dividends on the Series 2 Preferred being exchanged.