verb (used with object)
- aleppo boil,
- aleppo gall,
- aleppo pine,
Origin of alert
Examples from the Web for alerted
She then changed her passwords and ended all contact with the Iranian Bolton and then alerted the office of the real one.
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.
A few days later, a hunter spotted the burnt-out Fiat and alerted authorities who discovered the macabre scene inside.Three-Year-Old Coco Is The Italian Mafia’s Littlest Victim|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also alerted the Wall Street Journal in an interview that was the first time I met Sharon.
Guards at the palace gates were alerted, patrols were set to scouring the grounds between palace and outer wall.The Return of Tharn|Howard Carleton Browne
There was only a little information so far from foreign countries, all of whom had been alerted.Earth Alert!|Kris Neville
You see, Mr. Masterson's alerted people at the Commissioner's office.The Best Made Plans|Everett B. Cole
Obviously, the entire city had been alerted several hours before his arrival.Membership Drive|Murray F. Yaco
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
adjective (usually postpositive)
- on guard against danger, attack, etc
- watchful; readyon the alert for any errors
Word Origin for alert
"on the watch," 1590s, from French alerte "vigilant" (17c.), from phrase à l'erte "on the watch," from Italian all'erta "to the height," from erta "lookout, high tower," noun use of fem. of erto, past participle of ergere "raise up," from Latin erigere "raise" (see erect). The adjective is attested from 1610s, the noun from 1803, and the verb from 1868. Related: Alerted; alerting.
see on the alert.