Synonyms of 'trade'
1 commerceDictionary, business, transactions
The ministry has control over every aspect of foreign trade.
2 jobDictionary, employment, calling
He was a jeweller by trade.
the pressure of being the first woman in the job
She was unable to find employment in the area.
He was a serious man, dedicated to his calling as a physician.
May I ask what business you are in?
What was your father's line of business?
All kinds of traditional crafts are preserved here.
Harper was a teacher by profession.
I was looking for an occupation which would allow me to travel.
They both love outdoor pursuits.
line of work
3 exchangeDictionary, deal, swap
It wouldn't exactly have been a fair trade.
1 dealDictionary, do business, buy and sell
They had years of experience trading with the west.
2 exchangeDictionary, switch, swap
They traded land for goods and money.
phrasal verbtrade on something
related adjective mercantile
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When people bargain with each other, they discuss what each of them will do, pay, or receive.
Shop in small local markets and don't be afraid to bargain.
If you barter goods, you exchange them for other goods, rather than selling them for money.
They have been bartering wheat for cotton and timber.
Thesaurus for trade from the Collins English Thesaurus
Trade is the activity of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services between people, firms, or countries.