verb (used with object)
Origin of alert
SYNONYMS FOR alert
Related formsa·lert·ly, adverba·lert·ness, nounhy·per·a·lert, adjectiveun·a·lert·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for alert
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
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
They walk closely together, tense, and alert in their movements.
Most people are expected to self-monitor and alert authorities if their temperature rises.
If someone finds a great spot to set up camp miles away, they can alert friends from other groups.
In fact, the alert, quiet manner of all the cowboys was not reassuring.The Light of Western Stars|Zane Grey
At one end of the low-ceiled apartment are busy clerks behind a counter, alert and cheerful.A Little Journey in the World|Charles Dudley Warner
When a twig speaks under a deer in his passage through the woods, the sound is sharp, dainty, alert.Wood Folk at School|William J. Long
Besides, a scout is supposed to be wideawake and on the alert.The Boy Scouts of the Naval Reserve|Robert Shaler
But it was the first idea that occurred to us, and put us all on the alert.Under the Red Robe|Stanley Weyman
British Dictionary definitions for alert
adjective (usually postpositive)
- on guard against danger, attack, etc
- watchful; readyon the alert for any errors
Derived Formsalertly, adverbalertness, noun
Word Origin for alert
Idioms and Phrases with alert
see on the alert.