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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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