alternated[ verb awl-ter-neyt, al-; adjective, noun awl-ter-nit, al- ]SEE DEFINITION OF alternated
Synonyms for alternated
- act reciprocally
- blow hot and cold
- come and go
- fill in for
- follow in turn
Antonyms for alternated
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALTERNATED
There was a good deal of excitement, alternated with listlessness.
Nikky alternated between formality and the other extreme with the boy.
The Star is of five rays of silver, alternated with as many rays of gold.
We had some quiet plays which we alternated with the more severe and warlike ones.
This was alternated with some sort of mousse made in the fireless stove.
For two weeks Jim and Timothy alternated nights beside Ticktock.
Large heads, alternated with tufts of foliage, badly carved.
From that day to the present good and ill luck had alternated in the young man's career.
The blasts of the horn were alternated with the yells of the fat boy.
For hours Teeny-bits alternated these periods of struggling and resting.
1510s, from Latin alternatus "one after the other," past participle of alternare "to do first one thing then the other; exchange parts," from alternus "one after the other, alternate, in turns, reciprocal," from alter "the other" (see alter). Alternate means "by turns;" alternative means "offering a choice." Both imply two kinds or things.