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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·change, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exchanged p. pr. & vb. n. Exchanging ]
 1. To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; -- usually followed by for before the thing received.
    Exchange his sheep for shells, or wool for a sparking pebble or a diamond.   --Locke.
 2. To part with for a substitute; to lay aside, quit, or resign (something being received in place of the thing parted with); as, to exchange a palace for cell.
    And death for life exchanged foolishly.   --Spenser.
 To shift his being
 Is to exchange one misery with another.   --Shak.
 3. To give and receive reciprocally, as things of the same kind; to barter; to swap; as, to exchange horses with a neighbor; to exchange houses or hats.
    Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To barter; change; commute; interchange; bargain; truck; swap; traffic.