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alternate

verb
 
 
/ˈɔːltəneɪt/
[I] If two things alternate, one thing happens, then the other thing happens, then the first thing happens again, etc.: She alternates between cheerfulness and deep despair.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive
alternate sth with sth to use or do one thing then another thing and then the first thing again, etc: They alternate classical pieces with more modern works.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive
alternating adjective alternating moods of anger and sadness
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