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
Example sentences from the Web for alert
Exposure alerts worked for the governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam.A covid-fighting tool is buried in your phone. Turn it on.|Geoffrey Fowler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
On Tuesday, Oaks and his colleagues were alerted that Braddy had fled to Maryland and was considered to be armed and dangerous.
He became McMurdo’s resident aurora chaser, reading up on the Southern Lights and alerting his colleagues when they could expect the most dazzling displays.What You Can Learn from Living in Antarctica - Issue 92: Frontiers|Marissa Grunes|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
To avoid alerting their prey, cheetahs start out hunting low to the ground, where their spotted coat helps them blend into the terrain.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
In addition, users will be able to configure alerts if there’s no activity or when the first interaction with the device occurs on a daily basis.Amazon’s new ‘Care Hub’ lets Alexa owners keep tabs on aging family members|Sarah Perez|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
The Mossad high command must surely be convening emergency meetings in an atmosphere of tension and heightened alertness.Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’|Ram Oren, Moti Kfir|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Researchers have found that a long nap — of two hours or more — can significantly improve alertness for up to 24 hours.
And on the edges of evangelicalism, where alertness to “New Age” influence runs high, concern has bloomed into outrage.The Strange Saga of ‘Jesus Calling,’ The Evangelical Bestseller You’ve Never Heard Of|Ruth Graham|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like all barbiturates, it can overwhelm alertness to the point of stopping the urge to breathe.
Navigating through high turbulence and electric storms needs total alertness.
Escape may occasionally develop mental alertness, but does not usually do so.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
Then Sogrange's voice and the beat of his forefinger upon the table stiffened him into sudden alertness.The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The prisoner, a few feet from them across the table, was suggestive of neither resistance nor mental alertness.The Winning Clue|James Hay, Jr.
And she had the look of alertness and perfect health which often accompanies a happy temperament.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
Life means to M. de Blowitz a mental activity and alertness that never sleep.
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.