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Related / Similar Words: surrogate, replacement, take turns, jump, interchange, tack, switch, flip, flip-flop, understudy, alternative

 

Definition:
  • someone who takes the place of another person;
  • do something in turns; "We take turns on the night shift";
  • go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions;
  • reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action);
  • be an understudy or alternate for a role;
  • exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions;
  • of leaves and branches etc; first on one side and then on the other in two ranks along an axis; not paired; "stems with alternate leaves";
  • allowing a choice; "an alternative plan";

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    Hyponyms: rotate

     

    Derivational Morphology: supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, understudy, alternation, reversal, change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround, substitution, permutation, transposition, replacement, switch, switching, shift, tack, tacking, surrogate, standby

     

     
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