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al·ter·nate

 (ôl′tər-nāt′, ăl′-)
v. al·ter·nat·ed, al·ter·nat·ing, al·ter·nates
v.intr.
1.
a. To occur in a successive manner: day alternating with night.
b. To act or proceed by turns: The students alternated at the computer.
2. To pass back and forth from one state, action, or place to another: alternated between happiness and depression.
3. Electricity To reverse direction at regular intervals in a circuit.
v.tr.
1. To do or execute by turns.
2. To cause to alternate: alternated light and dark squares to form a pattern.
adj. (-nĭt)
1. Happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously: alternate seasons of the year.
2. Designating or relating to every other one of a series: alternate lines.
3. Serving or used in place of another; substitute: an alternate plan. See Usage Note at alternative.
4. Botany
a. Arranged singly at each node, as leaves or buds on different sides of a stem.
b. Arranged regularly between other parts, as stamens between petals.
n. (-nĭt)
1. A person acting in the place of another; a substitute.
2. An alternative.

[Latin alternāre, alternāt-, from alternus, by turns, from alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

al′ter·nate·ly adv.

alternately

(ɔːlˈtɜːnɪtlɪ)
adv
in an alternating sequence or position

alternately

alternatively
1. 'alternately'

You use alternately to say that two actions or processes keep happening regularly after each other.

Each piece of material is washed alternately in soft water and coconut oil.
She became alternately angry and calm.
2. 'alternatively'

You use alternatively to give a different explanation from one that has just been mentioned, or to suggest a different course of action.

It is on sale there now for just £9.97. Alternatively, you can buy the album by mail order for just £10.
Alternatively, you can use household bleach.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.alternately - in an alternating sequence or positionalternately - in an alternating sequence or position; "They were deglycerolized by alternately centrifuging and mixing"; "he planted fir and pine trees alternately"
Translations
بِالتَّنَاوُب
střídavě
skiftevis
til skiptis
striedavo
bir…atlayaraksırayla

alternately

[ɒlˈtɜːnɪtlɪ] ADV the meetings took place alternately in France and Germanylas reuniones se celebraron una vez en Francia y la siguiente en Alemania
he could alternately bully and charm peopleun momento podía intimidar a la gente y al siguiente embelesarles
I lived alternately with my mother and my grandmothervivía unas veces con mi madre y otras con mi abuela
she became alternately angry and calmsu ánimo iba de la ira a la calma y vice versa
we have Mondays off alternatelynos turnamos para librar el lunes

alternately

[ɔːlˈtɜːrnɪtli] adv (= by turns) → successivement, tour à tour
to cry and laugh alternately → passer du rire aux larmes
alternately fascinating and shocking → tantôt fascinant(e), tantôt choquant(e)

alternately

adv
(= in turn)im Wechsel, wechselweise, (immer) abwechselnd

alternately

[ɒlˈtɜːnɪtlɪ] advalternatamente

alternate

(ˈoːltəneit) verb
to use, do etc by turns, repeatedly, one after the other. John alternates between teaching and studying; He tried to alternate red and yellow tulips along the path as he planted them.
(oːlˈtəːnət) adjective
1. coming, happening etc in turns, one after the other. The water came in alternate bursts of hot and cold.
2. every second (day, week etc). My friend and I take the children to school on alternate days.
alˈternately (-ˈtəːnət-) adverb
She felt alternately hot and cold.
alterˈnation noun
References in classic literature ?
Now in the generality of free states, the governors and the governed alternately change place; for an equality without any preference is what nature chooses; however, when one governs and another is governed, she endeavours that there should be a distinction between them in forms, expressions, and honours; according to what Amasis said of his laver.
It was too pathetic for the feelings of Sophia and myself--We fainted alternately on a sofa.
Alternately I appealed to one and another of the three men,-- first to the grey-haired man to let me land, and then to the drunken captain to keep me aboard.
The manner in which the Bishop describes it, as alternately rising and sinking, with some other particulars he narrates, in all this the two correspond.
A horse was allotted to each of the six prime hunters, and others were distributed among the voyageurs, a horse for every two, so that they could ride and walk alternately.
Thus it happened to poor Sophia; upon whom, the very next time she saw young Jones, all the former symptoms returned, and from that time cold and hot fits alternately seized her heart.
The surgeon had been sitting with his face turned towards the fire: giving the palms of his hands a warm and a rub alternately.
As to the eyes themselves, the soft, lustrous brightness of them defied analysis No two people could agree about their color; divided opinion declaring alternately that they were dark gray or black.
Or sometimes I watched a pair of hen-hawks circling high in the sky, alternately soaring and descending, approaching, and leaving one another, as if they were the embodiment of my own thoughts.
When he had done yawning over his paper and scribbling short answers to his shorter letters, he spent the remainder of the morning and the whole of the afternoon in fidgeting about from room to room, watching the clouds, cursing the rain, alternately petting and teasing and abusing his dogs, sometimes lounging on the sofa with a book that he could not force himself to read, and very often fixedly gazing at me when he thought I did not perceive it, with the vain hope of detecting some traces of tears, or some tokens of remorseful anguish in my face.
Diana and Mary Rivers are both married: alternately, once every year, they come to see us, and we go to see them.
I was soon at the entrance of the pensionnat, in a moment I had pulled the bell; in another moment the door was opened, and within appeared a passage paved alternately with black and white marble; the walls were painted in imitation of marble also; and at the far end opened a glass door, through which I saw shrubs and a grass-plat, looking pleasant in the sunshine of the mild spring evening-for it was now the middle of April.