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Espousing or reflecting values that are different from those of the establishment or mainstream:
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  1. Espousing or reflecting values that are different from those of the establishment or mainstream:
  2. Being one of a number of possible choices or courses of action:
  3. Existing outside traditional or established institutions or systems:
Being a substitute or substitutes
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  1. Being a substitute or substitutes
  1. Made to work or suffice; improvised; substituted.
  2. That will do for a while as a substitute
Different from that or those implied or specified:
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  1. Different from that or those implied or specified:
  2. Different or distinct from that or those referred to or implied
  3. Being the remaining ones of several:
Stopping and starting at intervals; pausing from time to time; periodic
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  1. Stopping and starting at intervals; pausing from time to time; periodic
  2. Stopping and starting at intervals.
  3. Alternately containing and empty of water:
  1. That alternates
  2. (Mathematics, of a knot) Having a planar diagram whose crossings alternate between "over" and "under" as one travels along the knot.
  3. (Mathematics, of a series) Having terms that alternate between positive and negative.
Every second; each alternate; the second of each pair in turn (perhaps used because "every second" could also refer to "second" as a unit of time or be interpreted as meaning "only the second").
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  1. Every second; each alternate; the second of each pair in turn (perhaps used because "every second" could also refer to "second" as a unit of time or be interpreted as meaning "only the second").
  2. All except for some previously mentioned set.
The act or process of replacing or of being replaced; substitution.
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  1. The act or process of replacing or of being replaced; substitution.
  2. A member of the armed forces available for assignment to fill a vacancy or complete a quota; reinforcement
  3. (Geol.) The process of very gradual solution and simultaneous deposition by which one kind of mineral is substituted for another
Something that is essentially equal to another:
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  1. Something that is essentially equal to another:
  2. Having a one-to-one correspondence, as between parts. Two triangles having the same area are equivalent, as are two congruent geometric figures.
  3. Equal, as in value, meaning, or force.
One that closely resembles another; a duplicate.
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  1. One that closely resembles another; a duplicate.
  2. A bid doubling one's opponent's bid in bridge, thus increasing the penalty for failure to fulfill the contract.
  3. An actor who takes the place of another actor in scenes requiring special skills or preparations:
To go or cause to go in a regular and recurring succession of changes; take, or cause to take, turns
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  1. To go or cause to go in a regular and recurring succession of changes; take, or cause to take, turns
  2. To plant or grow (crops) in a fixed order of succession.
  3. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
(Chem.) To replace as a substituent
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  1. (Chem.) To replace as a substituent
  2. (Chemistry) To replace (one or more atoms or groups in a compound) by other atoms or groups.
  3. To put or use in place of another
To free from pain, anxiety, or distress:
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  1. To free from pain, anxiety, or distress:
  2. (Baseball) To serve as a relief pitcher
  3. To ease, lighten, or reduce (pain, anxiety, etc.)
To give up for a substitute:
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  1. To give up for a substitute:
  2. To give in return for something received; trade:
  3. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange:
(Intransitive) To assume a place in a sequence of successions.
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  1. (Intransitive) To assume a place in a sequence of successions.
  2. (Intransitive) Of two or more people, to do the same thing one after another.
To give or take mutually; interchange:
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  1. To give or take mutually; interchange:
  2. To move back and forth alternately:
  3. To give, do, feel, etc. in return; return in kind or degree
(Intransitive) to swap or change places
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  1. (Intransitive) to swap or change places
  2. To alternate; cause to follow in succession
  3. To give and receive mutually; exchange.
To alter in form or nature; transform:
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  1. To alter in form or nature; transform:
  2. (Music) To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key.
  3. To transfer or shift; now, specif., to change the usual, normal, relative, or respective order or position of; interchange
To relieve (someone) from work temporarily by taking a turn.
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  1. To relieve (someone) from work temporarily by taking a turn.
  2. To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word).
  3. To name or write in order the letters of a word or words:
To undergo change in any way; become different
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  1. To undergo change in any way; become different
  2. To have a range of different qualities or amounts:
  3. To deviate from a standard or expectation:
To vary irregularly, especially in amount:
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  1. To vary irregularly, especially in amount:
  2. To cause to vary irregularly.
  3. (Intransitive) To vary irregularly; to swing.
To change between one state and another; fluctuate:
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  1. To change between one state and another; fluctuate:
  2. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
  3. To fluctuate or oscillate
(Physics) To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.
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  1. (Physics) To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.
  2. To cause to oscillate
  3. (Physics) To vary regularly between maximum and minimum values, as an electric current
To show doubt or indecision; find it hard, or be unable, to decide; vacillate
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  1. To show doubt or indecision; find it hard, or be unable, to decide; vacillate
  2. To fluctuate
  3. To vary in brightness; flicker
To change back and forth from one condition or situation to another:
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  1. To change back and forth from one condition or situation to another:
  2. To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion.
  3. (Intransitive) To fluctuate.
To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin:
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  1. To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin:
  2. To move or sway unsteadily or unsurely; totter.
  3. To alternate, as between opposing attitudes or positions; vacillate.
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To change one's clothing
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To change one's clothing
  2. In typing, to change from small letters, etc. to capitals, etc. by depressing a key (shift key)
  3. To change position, direction, form, character, etc.
To fluctuate, as in outlook.
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  1. To fluctuate, as in outlook.
  2. To cause to vacillate
  3. To cause (a person, an opinion, actions, etc.) to be inclined a certain way or be turned from a given course; influence or divert
To appear about to collapse:
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  1. To appear about to collapse:
  2. To be on the point of failure or collapse
  3. To sway as if about to fall.
(Idiomatic) To alternately enter and exit into something (physically or figuratively)
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  1. (Idiomatic) To alternately enter and exit into something (physically or figuratively)
  2. (Idiomatic) To repeatedly appear and disappear (said especially of a feeling or pain)
To change; modify the order of something.
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  1. To change; modify the order of something.
  2. To move (things, for example) from one place or position to another; transfer or shift:
  3. To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate.
(Nautical) To manage the sails of a ship so that the wind strikes them alternately in front and behind, in order to keep the ship in the middle of a river or channel while the current or tide carries the vessel against the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To manage the sails of a ship so that the wind strikes them alternately in front and behind, in order to keep the ship in the middle of a river or channel while the current or tide carries the vessel against the wind.
  2. (Figuratively) To take opposite positions alternately; to assert and deny.
(Intransitive) to swap or change places
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  1. (Intransitive) to swap or change places
  2. To give and receive mutually; exchange.
  3. To switch (each of two things)
To proceed in sequence; take turns or alternate:
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  1. To proceed in sequence; take turns or alternate:
  2. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
  3. To plant or grow (crops) in a fixed order of succession.
(Geol.) The process of very gradual solution and simultaneous deposition by which one kind of mineral is substituted for another
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  1. (Geol.) The process of very gradual solution and simultaneous deposition by which one kind of mineral is substituted for another
  2. A member of the armed forces available for assignment to fill a vacancy or complete a quota; reinforcement
  3. A replacing or being replaced
A person who serves as a substitute for a film or television actor or actress as while lights and cameras are being adjusted
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  1. A person who serves as a substitute for a film or television actor or actress as while lights and cameras are being adjusted
  2. A person of similar size and shape to an actor that "stands-in" for the actor during the lengthy process of setting up a shot, who, unlike a double, does not appear in the film.
  3. A substitute
(Gram.) Any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted, and he did, too”)
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  1. (Gram.) Any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted, and he did, too”)
A surrogate mother.
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  1. A surrogate mother.
  2. (Psychiatry) A substitute figure, esp. a person of some authority, who replaces a father or mother in one's feelings
  3. A person appointed in place of another, especially a judicial officer who administers things concerning incompetents or decedents, and in certain instances, adoptions; any stand-in. A person appointed in place of another, especially a judicial officer who administers things concerning incompetents or decedents, and in certain instances, adoptions; any stand-in.
A temporary replacement for another
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  1. A temporary replacement for another
  2. One that serves as a substitute for another.
  3. A person or thing that fills a vacancy or gap, often temporarily
(Colloquial) An individual who substitutes for another to perform one or more tasks.
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  1. (Colloquial) An individual who substitutes for another to perform one or more tasks.
  2. (Cricket) An aggressive batsman brought on to score runs quickly, even at the risk of losing his wicket.
  3. Alternative spelling of pinch hitter.
  1. Subscription
  2. A prefix that means “underneath or lower” (as in subsoil ), “a subordinate or secondary part of something else” (as in subphylum. ), or “less than completely” (as in subtropical. )
  3. Substitute
Find another word for alternate. In this page you can discover 64 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for alternate, like: alternative, substitute, makeshift, other, intermittent, alternating, every-other, every-second, replacement, equivalent and double.