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alternate (s) (AWL tur nit) (noun), alternates (pl)
1. Someone who takes the place of another person; a backup: "Hank attended the political convention not as a delegate but as an alternate."
2. Anyone who temporarily fulfills certain jobs and functions.
3. A person who does something in turns.
4. An understudy for a role; as, in a drama.
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alternate (AWL tur nayt) (verb), alternates; alternated; alternating
Occurring by taking turns; succeeding each other, take turns, rotate, interchange, vary, change: "Mack and his sister alternate washing the supper dishes."

"James alternated with Sam in taking the night shift on different nights."

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