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Synonyms for commerce
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  1. commercenoun

    interchange, communication, traffic, communion, trade, dealings, intercourse

  2. commercenoun

    To carry on trade; to traffic.

    Beware you commerce not with bankrupts. -B. Jonson.

    traffic, intercourse, communication, dealings, communion, interchange, trade

  3. commercenoun

    To hold intercourse; to commune.

    traffic, communication, interchange, dealings, communion, trade, intercourse

  4. commercenoun

    Sexual intercourse.

    communication, traffic, interchange, trade, dealings, communion, intercourse

  5. commercenoun

    A round game at cards, in which the cards are subject to exchange, barter, or trade.

    interchange, intercourse, dealings, traffic, communication, trade, communion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. commerce

    A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.

    affair, art, avocation, barter, business, calling, concern, craft, duty, employment, handicraft, job, occupation, profession, trade, trading, traffic, transaction, vocation, work

    The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. commerce

    trade, traffic, merchandize, barter, exchange, business, communication, dealing, intercourse

    stagnation, exclusion, inactivity, interdict, embargo, dullness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commerce, commercialism, mercantilismnoun

    transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

    commercialism, mercantile system, mercantilism

  2. Department of Commerce, Commerce Department, Commerce, DoCnoun

    the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913

    medico, doctor, physician, commercialism, mercantilism

  3. commercenoun

    social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.

    commercialism, mercantilism

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. commercenoun

    dealing, trade, traffic, business

  2. commercenoun

    intercourse, communication

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. commercenoun

    traffic, barter, business, trading, intercourse, communication

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "commerce":

    trade, commercial, trading, business, koophandel, usdoc, comercio, doc

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How to use commerce in a sentence?

  1. Noah McKeown:

    In the first month of quarantine, our club membership count more than doubled and our overall e-commerce revenue was up close to 70 % from the previous quarter.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Eduardo Chedid:

    It's not only about capturing an increasing number of travelers who will be able to use their card of choice, but also a significant number of e-commerce clients who are willing to use their Elo card to make purchases globally.

  3. James Waterworth:

    Online services such as e-commerce sites, search and social networks are useful but not critical. This legislation should focus on truly critical infrastructure only.

  4. Art Hogan:

    The escalating The US-China trade war will certainly be bad for the The Chamber of Commerce economy. How bad is almost impossible to calculate.

  5. Kyle Raines:

    These actions were highly provocative, unsafe and unprofessional and call into question Iran's commitment to the security of a waterway vital to international commerce.

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