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  Definition of alternate
  1. someone who takes the place of another person
  2. do something in turns; "We take turns on the night shift"
  3. go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
  4. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)
  5. be an understudy or alternate for a role
  6. exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions
  7. 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"
  8. allowing a choice; "an alternative plan"
Similar Words: surrogate, replacement, take turns, jump, interchange, tack, switch, flip, flip-flop, understudy, alternative

 

Hyponyms: rotate

 

Derivational Morphology: supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, understudy, alternation, reversal, change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround, substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch, switching, shift, tack, tacking, surrogate, standby

 

 
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