Meaning of ALTERNATE in English

adj. 25B6; verb

rows of trees alternate with dense shrub : BE INTERSPERSED, occur in turn/rotation, rotate, follow one another; take turns, take it in turns, work/act in sequence.

we could alternate the groups so that no one felt they had been left out : GIVE TURNS TO, take in turn, rotate, take in rotation; swap, exchange, interchange.

25B6; adjective

she attended on alternate days : EVERY OTHER, every second.

place the leeks and noodles in alternate layers : ALTERNATING, interchanging, following in sequence, sequential, occurring in turns.

(N. Amer.) an alternate plan. : See alternative adjective sense 1.

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