alternate synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term alternate:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. surrogate, alternate, replacementadjective

    someone who takes the place of another person

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

    Antonyms:
    opposite, noncyclic, noncyclical, primary, paired

  2. alternate(a)adjective

    every second one of a series

    Antonyms:
    paired, opposite, noncyclic, primary, noncyclical

  3. alternate, alternative, substituteadjective

    serving or used in place of another

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

    Antonyms:
    primary, noncyclic, paired, opposite, noncyclical

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

    occurring by turns; first one and then the other

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, noncyclic, primary, opposite, paired

  5. alternateverb

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

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

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, noncyclic, paired, opposite, primary

  6. alternate, jumpverb

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

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

    Antonyms:
    noncyclic, paired, noncyclical, opposite, primary

  7. alternateverb

    exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions

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

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, noncyclic, opposite, primary, paired

  8. understudy, alternateverb

    be an understudy or alternate for a role

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

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, primary, noncyclic, opposite, paired

  9. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flopverb

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

    Synonyms:
    tack together, put together, flip over, swop, transpose, exchange, piece, flip, append, hang on, tack on, twitch, flick, understudy, tack, thumb, change, alternate, 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

    Antonyms:
    noncyclic, noncyclical, opposite, primary, paired

  10. alternate, take turnsverb

    do something in turns

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

    Antonyms:
    primary, noncyclic, noncyclical, opposite, paired

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alternateadjective

    Synonyms:
    reciprocal, one after another (by turns)

  2. alternateadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Bot.) on different sides successively

  3. alternateverb

    Synonyms:
    reciprocate, act interchangeably

  4. alternateverb

    Synonyms:
    perform reciprocally or by turns

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

alternates, alternative, subsitute, replacing, substitute, substitutes, replacement, spare, alternatives, toggle, deputy, description, locums, other, locum, shadow, back-up, surrogate



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