What are some opposite words for alternate?

Antonyms for alternate
ˈɔl tərˌneɪt, ˈæl-; -nɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term alternate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. surrogate, alternate, replacement(adj)

    someone who takes the place of another person

    Antonyms:
    opposite, noncyclic, noncyclical, primary, paired

    Synonyms:
    switch, surrogate, substitute, renewal, substitution, successor, transposition, refilling, replenishment, replacement, permutation, replacing, deputy

  2. alternate(a)(adj)

    every second one of a series

    "the cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays"; "jam every other day"- the White Queen

    Antonyms:
    paired, opposite, noncyclic, primary, noncyclical

  3. alternate, alternative, substitute(adj)

    serving or used in place of another

    "an alternative plan"

    Antonyms:
    primary, noncyclic, paired, opposite, noncyclical

    Synonyms:
    alternating(a), utility(a), ersatz, alternate(a), alternative, substitute(a), substitute

  4. alternate(a), alternating(a)(adj)

    occurring by turns; first one and then the other

    "alternating feelings of love and hate"

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, noncyclic, primary, opposite, paired

  5. alternate(verb)

    of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired

    "stems with alternate leaves"

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, noncyclic, paired, opposite, primary

    Synonyms:
    alternating(a), substitute, alternative, alternate(a)

  6. alternate, jump(verb)

    go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions

    Antonyms:
    noncyclic, paired, noncyclical, opposite, primary

    Synonyms:
    rise, skip over, stick out, interchange, pass over, chute, startle, jumpstart, switch, spring, bound, tack, take turns, stand out, leap, start, flip-flop, flip, jump-start, climb up, skip, jump out, jump off, derail, parachute, leap out, understudy, jump

  7. alternate(verb)

    exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, noncyclic, opposite, primary, paired

    Synonyms:
    switch, take turns, flip, understudy, tack, flip-flop, jump, interchange

  8. understudy, alternate(verb)

    be an understudy or alternate for a role

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, primary, noncyclic, opposite, paired

    Synonyms:
    switch, take turns, flip, understudy, tack, flip-flop, jump, interchange

  9. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop(verb)

    reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

    Antonyms:
    noncyclic, noncyclical, opposite, primary, paired

    Synonyms:
    tack together, put together, flip over, swop, transpose, exchange, piece, flip, append, hang on, tack on, twitch, flick, understudy, tack, thumb, change, switch, counterchange, throw, leaf, pitch, trade, sky, riffle, riff, flip out, switch over, baste, wear round, substitute, toss, flip-flop, change over, set up, shift, turn over, jump, swap, replace, assemble, take turns, tag on, interchange

  10. alternate, take turns(verb)

    do something in turns

    "We take turns on the night shift"

    Antonyms:
    primary, noncyclic, noncyclical, opposite, paired

    Synonyms:
    switch, take turns, flip, understudy, tack, flip-flop, jump, interchange

How to use alternate in a sentence?

  1. Eric Ravussin:

    Even if the weight loss was a primary end point, I think that the question is really: What is the best strategy to get people to stick to a diet? we know daily calorie restriction -- if you have to count your calories every day and all that -- it's a tough one. I think that there's some hope that this alternate-day fast, or modified fast, would be a better or easier strategy, but ... the dropout rate is kind of alarming.

  2. Daniel Brothers:

    Alternate explanations involving seafloor movement during the earthquake did not fit the timing and severity of the Chenega tsunami as described by eyewitnesses.

  3. Arjun Bahl:

    Today a painter from Uttar Pradesh -- Kafeel -- his fonts are being used globally, from Heineken to Starbucks. So we gave him an alternate revenue stream.

  4. Ezra Dolezal:

    She told me not to blow her cover about the fact that she had this secret life or alternate identity, she told not to tell anybody about Montana or her family over there. She said she was starting a new life ... and this one person over there was actually going to be her black father.

  5. Omar Khayym:

    Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai Whose Portals are alternate Night and Day, How Sultn after Sultn with his Pomp Abode his destined Hour, and went his way.

How to pronounce alternate?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say alternate in sign language?

  1. alternate

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1243primary
#5125alternate
#5425opposite
#18497paired

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