Meaning of ALTERNATE in English

ALTERNATE

I. adjective

1.

Synonyms: intermittent , isochronal, isochronous, periodic, periodical, recurrent, recurring

Related Word: alternant, alternating, rotating; complementary, corresponding, reciprocal

Contrasted words: sequent, successive

Antonyms: consecutive

2.

Synonyms: substitute 1, alternative, backup, surrogate

Related Word: equivalent, proxy, replacing; exchangeable, interchangeable; makeshift, provisional, tentative

II. verb

Synonyms: rotate 2

Related Word: fluctuate, oscillate, sway, waver; recur, return, revert

Contrasted words: follow, succeed

III. noun

Synonyms: substitute 1, backup, fill-in, locum tenens, pinch hitter, replacement, stand-in, sub, succedaneum, surrogate

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