verb (used with object)
SYNONYMS FOR alert
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
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
Example sentences from the Web for alert
In August, I wrote about the first of these state-sponsored alerts, Virginia’s Covidwise app.A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Residents who set the region on their iPhone or Android smartphone as Maryland will receive a push notification inviting them to receive exposure notification alerts, officials said.Maryland governor adds coronavirus restrictions as cases surge across the Washington region|Rebecca Tan, Erin Cox, Patricia Sullivan|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
We urge people to be alert for—and to avoid spreading—the following types of misinformation, which erode trust in the electoral process and in one another.Five election misinformation campaigns to avoid resharing|By Starbird, West, & DiResta/The Conversation|November 6, 2020|Popular Science
Concerned about the possibility of unrest on Election Day, or in the days that follow, business owners in some areas of the District are being advised to sign up for crime alerts and to keep their insurance information handy.D.C. police and businesses prepare for possible Election Day unrest|Peter Hermann, Emily Davies|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
In February, she said, the agency alerted nursing homes and states about the need to focus on infection prevention.As pandemic raged and thousands died, government regulators cleared most nursing homes of infection-control violations|Debbie Cenziper, Joel Jacobs, Shawn Mulcahy|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
The neighbor refused her request and instead alerted the authorities.
She then changed her passwords and ended all contact with the Iranian Bolton and then alerted the office of the real one.
When phone calls alerted her to the start of the carnage she sped to the Maidan instead.Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev|Jamie Dettmer|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It alerted people to the fact that a lot had become complacent about the possibility of a bear attack.In Florida, Sprawling Humans Confront the Bears Who Lived There First|Jacqui Goddard|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After one user spotted footsteps in the snow near the edge of a cliff, Tomnod alerted law enforcement.
Again that sixth sense of impending disaster, which is perhaps bred into some men, alerted Ross.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
The ore ship had been on a return trip to Chicago when alerted somehow by the Navy to intercept the fugitives.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
There were armed and alerted landing-parties around the grid itself, of course, but the capital city of Dara lay open.Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster
If the dog is out in Dr. Jackson's yard, the dog is alerted and barks?Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Outside of the fact that everybody was alerted to this previous incident.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
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.