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alternate

verb

Synonyms of alternate

(Entry 1 of 3)

to place or do (different things) so that one follows the other in a repeated series
  • To make the appetizer, you should alternate layers of tomatoes and cheese.
  • The poem alternates fear and hope.

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alternate

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of alternate (Entry 2 of 3)

1 as in alternative, chosen

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2 as in backup, substitute

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alternate

noun

Synonyms of alternate (Entry 3 of 3)

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The first known use of alternate was circa 1535

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“Alternate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/alternate. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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