alternative - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ɔːlˈtɜː(r)nətɪv/
singularalternative
pluralalternatives
  1. something that you can choose instead of something else

    Can you suggest an alternative?

    There was no alternative but to close the road until February.

    alternative to:

    The treatment is offered as an alternative to surgery.