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give-and-takealso give and take (gĭv′ən-tāk′)
1. The practice of compromise.
2. Lively exchange of ideas or conversation: "the raucous give and take of American democracy" (Charles Kuralt).
1. mutual concessions, shared benefits, and cooperation
2. a smoothly flowing exchange of ideas and talk
to make mutual concessions
1. the practice of dealing by compromise; cooperation.
2. good-natured exchange of talk, ideas, etc.
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|Noun||1.||give-and-take - an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"|
speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication, speech, language - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
argumentation, debate, argument - a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"
deliberation - (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question; "the deliberations of the jury"
panel discussion - discussion of a subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel usually before an audience
public discussion, ventilation - free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest; "such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"
|2.||give-and-take - light teasing repartee |
repartee - adroitness and cleverness in reply
badinage - frivolous banter
persiflage - light teasing
|3.||give-and-take - mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)|
interaction - a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
reciprocity - mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
cross-fertilisation, cross-fertilization - interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial; "the cross-fertilization of science and the creative arts"
give-and-takealso give and take