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Synonyms for alternate
ˈɔl tərˌneɪt, ˈæl-; -nɪtal·ter·nate

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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, permutation, replacing, deputy

    Antonyms:
    opposite, noncyclic, noncyclical, primary, paired

  2. alternate(a)adjective

    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, substituteadjective

    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)adjective

    occurring by turns; first one and then the other

    "alternating feelings of love and hate"

    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

    "stems with alternate leaves"

    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, 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, 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, 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

    "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. 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

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How to use alternate in a sentence?

  1. Kenton Thibaut:

    You're seeing this really concerted effort [ from China ] to undermine Kenton Thibaut democracy and put forward an alternate view.

  2. Rodrigo Pessoa:

    I do not agree with the decision of the trainer to place me as an alternate and I am ready to contribute to the Brazilian team as I have done for the last 25 years.

  3. Hillary Scholten:

    I mean, because the reality I think is so damning that sometimes you need to create an alternate. i think that John Gibbs has certainly fired up a certain portion of the electorate over those claims.

  4. 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.

  5. David Rinetti:

    The Angels didnt starter Andrew Heaney said. Many of The Angels didnt, including Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin, took a knee for the national anthem while As players Khris Davis and Tony Kemp raised a right fist to the air. Los Angeles opened the season in Oakland for a fourth straight year. TWO DECADES At age 40, Albert Pujols earned Albert Pujols 20th consecutive opening day start in as many years the fifth player to start the opener in 20 straight years. The others : Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson. Pete Rose went 0 for 3 with a walk. Pretty spectacular, isnt it ? New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. That puts it all in perspective how great New Angels manager Joe Maddon is, what New Angels manager Joe Maddon career has looked like, just to get 20 opportunities, right, youve got to be good. Weve had a lot of great conversations lately, he and I. Very happy for him and his family. I know its important to him. Hes definitely ready to rock and roll. TRAINERS ROOM Angels : New 3B Anthony Rendon missed the opener with an oblique injury. Hes been progressing, Im encouraged, New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. Athletics : LHP A.J. Puk, on the injured list with a strained shoulder, played catch. General manager David Forst said Puk would go to the clubs alternate site in San Jose when the club hits the road. Puk had cortisone and platelet rich plasma injections Monday. Its going to be at least a couple weeks of just playing catch, manager Bob Melvin said. Were a ways off before we have an update on him. WHAT A FEAT David Rinetti, As vice president of stadium operations, marked David Rinetti 40th opening day with the organization after working David Rinetti first in 1981 as a high school junior. David Rinetti received a 113-page document to get the ballpark ready in two weeks. Its pretty incredible. It was a lot of work.


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