verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR alert
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Idioms for alert
Origin of alert
synonym study for alert
OTHER WORDS FROM alerta·lert·ly, adverba·lert·ness, nounhy·per·a·lert, adjectiveun·a·lert·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for alert
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
adjective (usually postpositive)
- on guard against danger, attack, etc
- watchful; readyon the alert for any errors
Derived forms of alertalertly, adverbalertness, noun
Word Origin for alert
Idioms and Phrases with alert
see on the alert.