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alternate

1. verb do sth in turn repeatedly2. verb switch between (sth and sth)3. verb keep changing back and forth4. verb use (sth and sth) one after the other5. adjective alternating6. adjective every other7. adjective alternative, substitutable8. noun deputy, substitute 1 verb do sth in turn repeatedly INTRANSITIVEuainíocht a dhéanamhsealaíocht a dhéanamhthe two parties have alternated in power since tá ceann den dá pháirtí sin i gcumhacht ó shin; tá an dá pháirtí sin i gcumhacht ó shin, ceann i ndiaidh an chinn eilewe alternated with each other rinneamar sealaíocht ar a chéile, rinneamar sealaíocht le chéile 2 verb switch between (sth and sth) TRANSITIVEmalartaigh verb  c m uathraigh verb  c m uhe alternates the two jobs bíonn sé ag athrú ó phost amháin acu go dtí an post eile, bíonn sé ag dul idir an dá phost ar a sealthey alternate Irish with French athraíonn siad ó Ghaeilge go Fraincis, bíonn siad ag dul ó Ghaeilge go Fraincis
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3 verb keep changing back and forth INTRANSITIVEmalartaigh verb  c m uathraigh verb  c m uthe festival alternates between Italy and another country bíonn an fhéile san Iodáil nó i dtír eile ar a seal 4 verb use (sth and sth) one after the other TRANSITIVEmalartaigh verb  c m ushe alternates stripes of light and dark bíonn gach dara stríoc geal agus dubh aici 5 adjective alternatinggach daragach rered and blue in alternate bands dearg agus gorm gach re banda, banda dearg agus banda gorm ar a seal 6 adjective every othergach regach daraon alternate days gach re lá, gach dara lá, dara gach lae 7 adjective (US) alternative, substitutableeile  c m uthere are alternate means of earning a living tá bealaí eile ann le do bheatha a shaothrúwe have to make alternate plans caithfimid malairt pleananna a réiteachalternate delegate toscaire ionaid 8 noun (US) deputy, substituteionadaí masc4  c m ushe's an alternate on the panel ionadaí ar an bpainéal í, bean ionaid atá inti ar an bpainéal