surrogate, alternate, replacement(adj)
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, substitute(adj)
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-flop(verb)
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 turns(verb)
do something in turns
"We take turns on the night shift"
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It has been a weird or wicked practice in almost all private organizations to not give even X remuneration richly deserved by a talented person until he quits the job and then the company even gets prepared to offer 2X salary or more to retain him until some alternate guy is recruited for that position.
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.
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.
Alternate explanations involving seafloor movement during the earthquake did not fit the timing and severity of the Chenega tsunami as described by eyewitnesses.
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- редувам се, редуващ сеBulgarian
- střídavý, střídat se, náhrada, náhradní, střídat, obměna, alternativníCzech
- alternieren, alternativGerman
- alterno, sustituta, sustituto, alternarSpanish
- vuorotella, vuorottainenFinnish
- alterner, alternatif, alternativeFrench
- alternativ, ersättare, växla, alternera, omväxlande, vikarie, följa, växlande, alternerande, varannanSwedish
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