in exchange

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in exchange (for someone or something)

in return for someone or something. They gave us two of our prisoners in exchange for two of theirs. I gave him chocolate in exchange for some licorice. John gave Mary a book and got a sweater in exchange.
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in exchange

Also, in exchange for. In return (for something or someone), as in Jim lent Bill his motorcycle, and Bill offered his car in exchange, or At the party, the guests were given cookies in exchange for the ones they brought. [Late 1500s]
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In June, however, the INS announced a new Premium Processing Service that lets other types of employment-based visa petitions jump to the front of the line in exchange for a $1,000 fee.
The consideration received by Predictive Systems in exchange for the businesses sold consisted of 4,192,220 shares of Predictive Systems common stock held by SAIC.
s (Liberty Financial), announcement that it had reached an agreement to sell its Keyport Life Insurance Company (Keyport) subsidiary in exchange for net proceeds of $1.