Synonyms for alternate
ˈɔl tərˌneɪt, ˈæl-; -nɪtal·ter·nate
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Princeton's WordNet4.2 / 5 votes
surrogate, alternate, replacementadjective
someone who takes the place of another person
every second one of a series
"the cleaning lady comes on alternate Wednesdays"; "jam every other day"- the White Queen
alternate, alternative, substituteadjective
serving or used in place of another
"an alternative plan"
occurring by turns; first one and then the other
"alternating feelings of love and hate"
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"
go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
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
exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
be an understudy or alternate for a role
interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flopverb
reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
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
alternate, take turnsverb
do something in turns
"We take turns on the night shift"
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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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.
The church policy is that people with alternate lifestyles can have services, but there can be no pictures or videos of overt kissing or hugging, i understand both sides. The family wanted to honor Vanessa, and the church has to answer to its board and the members who pay their bills.
I bought a generator which I alternate between grinding mills, but I cannot survive, this thing requires a lot of fuel.
There are lots of ways to be intimate with your partner after the birth of a baby (hand holding, cuddling, massage and genital stimulation without vaginal penetration). Finding alternate ways of being intimate without vaginal penetration can be very therapeutic for the couple.
I feel a bit more relaxed this morning because I had no alternate transportation plans.
Translations for alternate
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- редуващ се, редувам сеBulgarian
- alternativní, obměna, střídat, střídavý, střídat se, náhradní, náhradaCzech
- alternieren, alternativGerman
- sustituta, alternar, sustituto, alternoSpanish
- vuorottainen, vuorotellaFinnish
- alternative, alterner, alternatifFrench
- alternerande, växlande, alternativ, varannan, följa, vikarie, omväxlande, alternera, växla, ersättareSwedish
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