Synonyms of alternating


1. alternate, jump, change, alter, vary

usage: go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions

2. alternate, exchange

usage: exchange people temporarily to fulfill certain jobs and functions

3. understudy, alternate, memorize, memorise, con, learn

usage: be an understudy or alternate for a role

4. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop, change by reversal, turn, reverse

usage: reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

5. alternate, take turns, act, move

usage: do something in turns; "We take turns on the night shift"


1. alternating (vs. direct)

usage: (of a current) reversing direction; "alternating current"

2. alternate(prenominal), alternating(prenominal), cyclic (vs. noncyclic), cyclical

usage: occurring by turns; first one and then the other; "alternating feelings of love and hate"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.