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trade

Synonyms of trade in English:

noun

  • 1 the illicit trade in stolen cattle
    commerce, buying and selling, dealing, traffic, trafficking, business, marketing, merchandising;
    dealings, transactions, deal-making
  • 2 we shook hands as we made the trade
    exchange, transaction, swap, trade-off
    archaictruck
  • 3 the glazier's trade
    work, employment, livelihood
  • verb

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  • 1 he made his fortune trading in beaver pelts
    deal (in), buy and sell, traffic (in), market, merchandise, peddle, vend
    informalhawk, run
  • 2 the business is trading at a loss
    operate, run, do business
  • 3 I traded the old machine for a newer model
    barter, trade in
  • Word links

    mercantile relating to trade or commerce

    Phrases

    trade on

    1
    he trades on his friendship with powerful people
    informalcash in on

    Definition of trade in:

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