verb (used with object)
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Idioms for alert
Origin of alert
SYNONYMS FOR 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
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 forms of alertalertly, adverbalertness, noun
Word Origin for alert
Idioms and Phrases with alert
see on the alert.