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alternate with

1. To share a role or task with another person. Because we're co-hosting the talent show together, we're planning to alternate with jokes and introductions.
2. To appear repetitively with something else. That pattern is visually overwhelming; it's just a constant line of circles alternating with squares.
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alternate with something

 
1. [for someone] to serve as a substitute for someone. I alternated with Fred as the lead in the school play. They asked Harry to alternate with Ron on the team.
2. [for something] to appear repetitively and regularly in a sequence with something else. (For instance, A alternates with B in the sequence ABABAB.) In this design the straight lines alternate with the circles. The red dots alternate with the blue ones.
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In a press conference, the president of Deputies, Gabriela Montao, explained: "The permanent modification has to do with the fact that the members can fulfill public functions while they are alternates with some exceptions, because that is one of the reasons why recursively, both alternate members of the TSE as departmental courts renounce their positions, because they are professionals who require a salary, "he explained.