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verb alternate pronunciation in American English /ˈɔltərˌneɪt/
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he/she/italternates
present participlealternating
past tensealternated
past participlealternated
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if one thing alternates with another, they happen or come one after another, in a regular pattern that keeps being repeated
    alternate with: Wet days alternated with dry ones.
    1. a.
      if someone or something alternates between two things, they keep changing between them
      alternate between: His mood alternates between joy and despair.
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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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 alternate pronunciation in American English /ˌɔltərˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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