Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
alternative /ɔ:l'tə:nətiv/
  • tính từ
    • xen nhau; thay đổi nhau, thay phiên nhau
    • lựa chọn (một trong hai); hoặc cái này hoặc cái kia (trong hai cái); loại trừ lẫn nhau (hai cái)
      • these two plans are necessarily alternative: hai kế hoạch này không nhất thiết phải loại trừ lẫn nhau
      • alternative hypothesis: giả thuyết để lựa chọn
  • danh từ
    • sự lựa chon (một trong hai)
    • con đường, chước cách
      • there is no other alternative: không có cách (con đường) nào khác
      • that's the only alternative: đó là cách độc nhất
Concise Dictionary
+one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
+allowing a choice
+necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities
+pertaining to unconventional choices

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 alternate, variant, (an)other, different, additional; substitute, surrogate:
Alternative models are available.
2 alternate, variant, choice, option, selection; possibility; substitute, surrogate:
The alternative was to remain at home and do nothing. You leave me no alternative. 'Esthetic' is an American spelling alternative.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, adjective
+ noun
a thing that you can choose to do or have out of two or more possibilities: You can be paid in cash weekly or by cheque monthly; those are the two alternatives. + We had no alternative but to fire Gibson. + There is a vegetarian alternative on the menu every day.
+ adjective [only before noun]
1 (also alternate especially in AmE) that can be used instead of sth else: an alternative method of doing sth + Do you have an alternative solution to the problem?
2 different from the usual or traditional way in which sth is done: alternative comedy / lifestyles / values + alternative energy (= electricity or power that is produced using the energy from the sun, wind, water, etc.) + alternative medicine (= any type of treatment that does not use the usual scientific methods of Western medicine, for example one using herbs instead of artificial drugs)
Collocation Dictionary


attractive, constructive, effective, good, radical, useful | acceptable, available, credible, possible, practical, real, realistic, reasonable, satisfactory, serious, suitable, viable
Is there a viable alternative to prison?
| clear, obvious | cheap, healthy, interesting, safe
a healthier alternative to fizzy drinks


We have two alternatives.
| offer, provide
His idea seemed to offer a possible alternative.
| seek
seeking alternatives to nuclear power
| find
We'll have to find an alternative.


~ for
There is no alternative for those with no car of their own.
| ~ to
Is there an alternative to surgery for this complaint?


have little/no alternative (but to)
She had no alternative but to do as he said.
| leave sb with no alternative (but to)
He was left with no alternative but to hobble to the nearest telephone box.

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