Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 794 (Barter)

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#794. Barter.-- N. barter, exchange, scorse|, truck system; interchange &c. 148.

a Roland for an Oliver; quid pro quo; commutation, composition; Indian gift [U.S.].

trade, commerce, mercature|, buying and selling, bargain and sale; traffic, business, nundination|, custom, shopping; commercial enterprise, speculation, jobbing, stockjobbing[obs], agiotage[obs], brokery[obs].

deal, dealing, transaction, negotiation, bargain.

free trade.

V. barter, exchange, swap, swop[obs], truck, scorse|; interchange &c. 148; commutate &c.(substitute) 147; compound for.

trade, traffic, buy and sell, give and take, nundinate|; carry on a trade, ply a trade, drive a trade; be in business, be in the city; keep a shop, deal in, employ one's capital in.

trade with, deal with, have dealings with; transact business with, do business with; open an account with, keep an account with.

bargain; drive a bargain, make a bargain; negotiate, bid for; haggle, higgle[obs]; dicker [U.S.]; chaffer, huckster, cheapen, beat down; stickle, stickle for; out bid, under bid; ask, charge; strike a bargain &c. (contract) 769.

speculate, give a sprat to catch a herring; buy in the cheapest and sell in the dearest market, buy low and sell high; corner the market; rig the market, stag the market.

Adj. commercial, mercantile, trading; interchangeable, marketable, staple, in the market, for sale.

wholesale, retail.

Adv. across the counter.

Phr. cambio non e furto[It].