in exchange (for someone or something)

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in exchange (for someone or something)

In order to get or obtain someone or something else. How about you give me those boots in exchange for my old jacket? I'm sure they'll give you a good bit of money in exchange for your silence on this issue. What can we give them in exchange for two hostages?
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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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