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verb alternate pronunciation in American English /ˈɔltərˌneɪt/
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I/you/we/theyalternate
he/she/italternates
present participlealternating
past tensealternated
past participlealternated
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    [intransitive/transitive] to choose one thing or situation and then another, and keep repeating that pattern

    Lay the shapes on the fabric, alternating the colors.

    alternate something with something:

    The class allows students to alternate work with education.

    She alternated blues and gospel songs throughout the evening.

    The White House has alternated between tough talk and silence.

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alternation

 alternate pronunciation in American English /ˌɔltərˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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