Alternate Al"ter*nate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alternated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alternating}.] [L. alternatus, p. p. of alternare. See {Altern}.] To perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly. [1913 Webster]

The most high God, in all things appertaining unto this life, for sundry wise ends alternates the disposition of good and evil. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

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