Synonyms of alternate in English:

alternate


See definition of alternate

verb

1‘stands of trees alternate with dense shrubby tundra’

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be interspersed, follow one another, be staggered, take turns, take it in turns, act in sequence, work in sequence, occur in turn, occur in rotation

rotate, oscillate, see-saw, yo-yo, chop and change, fluctuate

2‘we could alternate the groups so that no one felt they had been left out’

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give turns to, take in turn, rotate, take in rotation

intersperse, stagger, swap, exchange, interchange, switch, vary


adjective

1‘she was asked to attend on alternate days’

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every other, every second

2‘place the leeks and noodles in alternate layers’

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alternating, in rotation, rotating, occurring in turns, interchanging, following in sequence, sequential

3‘an alternate plan of action’

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alternative, other, another, second, different, possible, substitute, replacement, deputy, relief, proxy, surrogate, cover, fill-in, stand-in, standby, emergency, reserve, backup, auxiliary, fallback

informal pinch-hitting