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Synonyms for alternate
ˈɔl tərˌneɪt, ˈæl-; -nɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. surrogate, alternate, replacement(adj)

    someone who takes the place of another person

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

    Antonyms:
    opposite, noncyclic, noncyclical, primary, paired

  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"

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

    Antonyms:
    primary, noncyclic, paired, opposite, noncyclical

  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"

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

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, noncyclic, paired, opposite, primary

  6. alternate, jump(verb)

    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, 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. alternate(verb)

    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, alternate(verb)

    be an understudy or alternate for a role

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

    Antonyms:
    noncyclical, primary, noncyclic, opposite, paired

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

    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, 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 turns(verb)

    do something in turns

    "We take turns on the night shift"

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

    Antonyms:
    primary, noncyclic, noncyclical, opposite, paired

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alternate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    reciprocal, one after another (by turns)

  2. alternate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Bot.) on different sides successively

  3. alternate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    reciprocate, act interchangeably

  4. alternate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    perform reciprocally or by turns

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Veena
Veena
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How to use alternate in a sentence?

  1. Lourdes Reyes:

    I feel a bit more relaxed this morning because I had no alternate transportation plans.

  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. Nate Lashley:

    When you're first alternate it's not a whole lot of fun, that feeling of only missing getting in the event by a spot, by one person, we'll see how it goes tomorrow. Hopefully I can go out there and play like today, play relaxed golf and have some fun.

  4. Gary Rolando:

    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.

  5. Daniel Brothers:

    A bathymetric survey at the time, which only imaged relatively shallow seafloor, down to 180 meters( 330 feet) deep, did not reveal evidence of a landslide in nearby Dangerous Passage or the other waterways around Chenega, 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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