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OTHER WORDS FROM alerta·lert·ly, adverba·lert·ness, nounhy·per·a·lert, adjectiveun·a·lert·ed, adjective
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What does alert mean?
An alert is a warning or alarm, especially an alarm about dangerous weather or a military attack, as in The National Weather Service has alerts for tornadoes, hurricanes, Nor’easters, and other severe weather occurrences.
Alert is also an attitude of readiness or caution, as in Tina was on alert for news of her son’s acceptance into college.
Alert describes being fully attentive or wide awake, as in Sabine needs to be awake for several hours before she is alert and ready to work. You can be alert to the people and objects surrounding you. When you are alert, you’re ready to act or react instead of being surprised. But you can also be alert to concepts, ideas, and trends, ready to react to a change in others’ thoughts or to a change in the market.
To alert means to advise or to warn, as with an alert. For example, your teacher might alert you that your big project is due soon, while a police department might alert the public about a dangerous person on the streets.
Example: Alert the security team of the incident and then head home.
Where does alert come from?
The first records of alert come from around the 1600s. It comes from the Italian all’erta, meaning “on the watch, on the lookout.”
Another type of alert is the notifications we get on our mobile phones, computers, and similar devices. These alerts aren’t meant to warn you but to notify you. For example, a sound might play when you receive a voice call, an icon might appear on the screen when you receive a new email, or a light might blink when you receive a new text message. All of these are alerts that alert you to new activity in an application. To keep from being overwhelmed with alerts, some people shut off some or all alerts on their devices.
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What are some other forms related to alert?
- alertly (adverb)
- alertness (noun)
- hyperalert (adjective)
- unalerted (adjective)
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How is alert used in real life?
Alert is most commonly used to refer to notifications on mobile phones and other digital devices.
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— Thoughts of Dog® (@dog_feelings) August 2, 2017
🚨🚨🚨 SPOILER ALERT 🚨🚨🚨
(You're welcome, @steelers.)
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 3, 2016
Who wants to hang out and drive the speed limit Who wants to not honk at other drivers unless it’s to alert potential collision I do – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) October 2, 2017
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Is alert used correctly in the following sentence?
I shut off all the alerts on my phone when I go to sleep at night.
How to use alert in a sentence
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation became involved early on when the Tesla employee alerted it to Kriuchkov’s plan.
There's also an app—of course there's an app—that will alert you when the mask filters need to be replaced.LG’s battery-powered face mask will “make breathing effortless”|Ron Amadeo|August 27, 2020|Ars Technica
The new $100 Inspire 2 activity tracker is different from the Halo, however, with a small screen that provides phone notifications and app alerts.Amazon jumps into smart wearables market with Halo activity tracking band|Aaron Pressman|August 27, 2020|Fortune
Mobile phone and broadcast alerts advised people to prepare to evacuate.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster|Alexandra Witze|August 27, 2020|Science News
District Attorney Michael Ramsey of Butte County, where Paradise is located, confirmed in March that PG&E alerted his office to the allegations and said he was awaiting further information.The Mystery House: How a Suspicious Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Deal Is Connected to California’s Deadliest Fire|by Scott Morris, Bay City News Foundation|August 26, 2020|ProPublica
Minutes before an airplane hit the water, an alert would go out.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
France is on high alert this week after a series of attacks by loners.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I also want to alert you to the broader circumstances of my incarceration.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven't seen season five episode eight of The Walking Dead, “Coda”Norman Reedus on Motorcycles, Multitasking, And That Mid-Season Finale: “This Was A Rough One”|Oliver Jones|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They walk closely together, tense, and alert in their movements.
It was Carmena, every nerve of her loyal nature on the alert to baffle this pursuer of Alessandro and Ramona.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Then, his hand resting on the handle of the cab-door, this expression suddenly changed to one of alert suspicion.Dope|Sax Rohmer
He is small, alert, brimful of jokes and of years; seventy they say, but he neither looks it nor acts it.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
But his eyes and ears were alert, and he was the first to hear the advent of a large body of horses along the main road.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The almost lazy naturalness and simplicity faded gradually out of it, revealing the alert and seductive woman of the world.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for alert
- on guard against danger, attack, etc
- watchful; readyon the alert for any errors
Derived forms of alertalertly, adverbalertness, noun
Word Origin for alert
Other Idioms and Phrases with alert
see on the alert.