Meaning of 'alternate'

Find the meaning of the word ‘alternate’

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Meaning of ‘alternate’

8 definitions found.



occurring by turns

Synonyms: alternating


every second one of a series


of leaves and branches etc


serving or used in place of another

Synonyms: alternative


someone who takes the place of another person

Synonyms: replacement


to do something in turns

Example: "I alternate between biking and swimming."

Synonyms: take turns


to go back and forth

Example: "I alternated between watching tv and playing video games."

Synonyms: jump


to be an understudy or alternate for a role

Example: "I alternate for some famous actors I'm not allowed to name."

Synonyms: understudy

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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