exchange for

exchange (something) 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
When the first infant exchange for telephone service was born in Boston, in 1877, it was the tiny offspring of a burglar-alarm business operated by E.
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.
The completion of the exchange offer is subject to certain conditions, including: at least 146.645M shares of Elanco common stock being distributed in exchange for shares of Lilly common stock validly tendered in the exchange offer; and the receipt of an opinion of counsel that the exchange offer will qualify for tax-free treatment to Lilly and its participating shareholders.
The US dollar is considered to be the standard unit or medium of foreign exchange for the global foreign exchange sector because of its high volume of liquidity and global recognition.
The board of the California Health Benefit Exchange program is thinking about what the exchange should charge the "qualified health plans" (QHPs) that sell coverage through the exchange for slots.
In a typical situation, a parent would transfer property (such as real estate) to a nongrantor trust in exchange for a private annuity; annuity payments could begin immediately or be deferred for a number of years.
69-74, a father (F) transferred a capital asset having a $20,000 adjusted basis and a $60,000 fair market value (FMV) to his son (S) in exchange for S's legally enforceable promise to pay F a $7,200 per year life annuity--in $600 equal monthly installments.
transferred a gold mine in exchange for a coal mine.
The airport island as complex place of exchange for people, goods and ideas illustrates a continually evolving 24-hour piece of city.
TSX Group operates Canada's two national stock exchanges, Toronto Stock Exchange serving the senior equity market and TSX Venture Exchange serving the public venture equity market as well as Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), a leading North American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity contracts.
Eastern Consolidated handled a similar exchange for Lloyd Goldman in his acquisition of 475 West Broadway, as well as the Scharf Brothers in their purchase of 16 E.
Moving your operations to rural Arkansas would send a very positive message to investors that Amex is the stock exchange for the little guy.
How will larger owners of the exchange assure other participants that they will not use the exchange for their own benefit?
And the government often received impoverished land in exchange for top-notch habitat that would later be developed, clear-cut, or mined.