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a·lert

 (ə-lûrt′)
adj.
1. Vigilantly attentive; watchful: alert to danger; an alert bank guard. See Synonyms at careful.
2. Mentally responsive and perceptive; quick.
3. Brisk or lively in action: the bird's alert hopping from branch to branch.
n.
1. A signal that warns of attack or danger: Sirens sounded the alert for an air raid.
2. A condition or period of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action: Nuclear-armed bombers were put on alert during the crisis.
tr.v. a·lert·ed, a·lert·ing, a·lerts
To notify of approaching danger or action; warn: a flashing red light that alerted motorists to trouble ahead.
Idiom:
on the alert
Watchful and prepared for danger, emergency, or opportunity: bird watchers on the alert for a rare species.

[French alerte, from Italian all' erta, on the lookout : alla, to the, on the (from Latin ad illam, to that : ad, to; see ad- + illam, feminine accusative sing. of ille, that, the; see al- in Indo-European roots) + erta, lookout (from past participle of ergere, to raise, from Latin ērigere; see erect).]

a·lert′ly adv.
a·lert′ness n.

alert

(əˈlɜːt)
adj (usually postpositive)
1. vigilantly attentive: alert to the problems.
2. brisk, nimble, or lively
n
3. an alarm or warning, esp a siren warning of an air raid
4. the period during which such a warning remains in effect
5. on the alert
a. on guard against danger, attack, etc
b. watchful; ready: on the alert for any errors.
vb (tr)
6. to warn or signal (troops, police, etc) to prepare for action
7. to warn of danger, an attack, etc
[C17: from Italian all'erta on the watch, from erta lookout post, from ergere to build up, from Latin ērigere; see erect]
aˈlertly adv
aˈlertness n

a•lert

(əˈlɜrt)

adj., n., v. a•lert•ed, a•lert•ing. adj.
1. fully aware and attentive; wide-awake.
2. quick to understand or respond; perceptive; acute.
3. watchful and ready to act; vigilant.
n.
4. a warning of an impending military attack, a storm, etc.
5. the period such a warning or alarm is in effect.
6. a state of vigilance or readiness, as before an expected attack.
v.t.
7. to warn to prepare for an attack.
8. to warn of an impending raid, storm, etc.
9. to cause to be on guard; warn: to alert gardeners to the dangers of some pesticides.
Idioms:
on the alert, ready, as for danger; vigilant.
[1590–1600; < Italian all'erta=all(a) to, on the + erta lookout]
a•lert′ly, adv.
a•lert′ness, n.

alert

1. Readiness for action, defense or protection.
2. A warning signal of a real or threatened danger, such as an air attack.
3. The period of time during which troops stand by in response to an alarm.
4. To forewarn; to prepare for action. See also airborne alert.
5. (DOD only) A warning received by a unit or a headquarters which forewarns of an impending operational mission.
6. (DOD only) In aviation, an aircraft and aircrew that are placed in an increased state of readiness so that they may be airborne in a specified period of time after a launch order is received. See also air defense warning conditions; ground alert; warning order.

alert


Past participle: alerted
Gerund: alerting

Imperative
alert
alert
Present
I alert
you alert
he/she/it alerts
we alert
you alert
they alert
Preterite
I alerted
you alerted
he/she/it alerted
we alerted
you alerted
they alerted
Present Continuous
I am alerting
you are alerting
he/she/it is alerting
we are alerting
you are alerting
they are alerting
Present Perfect
I have alerted
you have alerted
he/she/it has alerted
we have alerted
you have alerted
they have alerted
Past Continuous
I was alerting
you were alerting
he/she/it was alerting
we were alerting
you were alerting
they were alerting
Past Perfect
I had alerted
you had alerted
he/she/it had alerted
we had alerted
you had alerted
they had alerted
Future
I will alert
you will alert
he/she/it will alert
we will alert
you will alert
they will alert
Future Perfect
I will have alerted
you will have alerted
he/she/it will have alerted
we will have alerted
you will have alerted
they will have alerted
Future Continuous
I will be alerting
you will be alerting
he/she/it will be alerting
we will be alerting
you will be alerting
they will be alerting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been alerting
you have been alerting
he/she/it has been alerting
we have been alerting
you have been alerting
they have been alerting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been alerting
you will have been alerting
he/she/it will have been alerting
we will have been alerting
you will have been alerting
they will have been alerting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been alerting
you had been alerting
he/she/it had been alerting
we had been alerting
you had been alerting
they had been alerting
Conditional
I would alert
you would alert
he/she/it would alert
we would alert
you would alert
they would alert
Past Conditional
I would have alerted
you would have alerted
he/she/it would have alerted
we would have alerted
you would have alerted
they would have alerted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alert - condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for actionalert - condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
preparedness, readiness, preparation - the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); "putting them in readiness"; "their preparation was more than adequate"
air alert - the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation; "aircraft in the Mideast are on air alert"
red alert - the highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy seems imminent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from imminent danger)
strip alert - a state of readiness for domestic defense aircraft; "the Air Force will keep fighters on strip alert at bases around the country"
2.alert - a warning serves to make you more alert to dangeralert - a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
3.alert - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of dangeralert - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
torpedo - a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
air alert - the warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack
burglar alarm - a loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm; "they could hear the burglar alarm a mile away"
fire alarm - a shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out
foghorn, fogsignal - a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
horn - a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning;
red flag - a flag that serves as a warning signal; "we didn't swim at the beach because the red flag was up"
siren - a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
alarm bell, tocsin - the sound of an alarm (usually a bell)
Verb1.alert - warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparednessalert - warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"
warn - notify of danger, potential harm, or risk; "The director warned him that he might be fired"; "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"
wake - make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"
Adj.1.alert - engaged in or accustomed to close observation; "caught by a couple of alert cops"; "alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came"; "constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty"
wary - marked by keen caution and watchful prudence; "they were wary in their movements"; "a wary glance at the black clouds"; "taught to be wary of strangers"
awake - not in a state of sleep; completely conscious; "lay awake thinking about his new job"; "still not fully awake"
lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful - not alert to what is potentially dangerous
2.alert - quick and energeticalert - quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"
3.alert - mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"; "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"
aware, cognisant, cognizant - (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception; "was aware of his opponent's hostility"; "became aware of her surroundings"; "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

alert

noun
1. warning, signal, alarm, siren Due to a security alert, the train did not stop at our station.
warning all clear
verb
1. warn, signal, inform, alarm, notify, tip off, forewarn I was hoping he'd alert the police.
warn lull

alert

adjective
1. Vigilantly attentive:
Idiom: on the ball.
2. Mentally quick and original:
noun
A signal that warns of imminent danger:
verb
To notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk:
Translations
إنْذَار، تَنْبِيه، تَحْذِيرمُتَنَبِّه، يَقِظمُتَيَقِّظيَقِظ، مُتَنَبِّه، واعي العَقْليُنَبِه
varovatostražitýrozkaz k pohotovostisignálalarmovat
alarmårvågengøre opmærksom påopmærksomskarp
hälyttääpirteävalpasvirkeä
pripravanuzbuniti
riadóvág az esze
aîvörunárvökullgera viîvart, vara viîvakandi, skarpur
油断なく警戒して警報を出す
경고하다방심하지 않는
budintisbudriaibudrumasbudrusįspėti
ātri uztverošsbrīdinātizziņot trauksmimodrstrauksmes signāls
alarmovaťrozkaz k pohotovosti
alarmbudenopozoriti
larmavaken
เตรียมพร้อม ว่องไวตื่นตัว
cảnh báocảnh giác

alert

[əˈlɜːt]
A. ADJ
1. (= mentally acute) [person] → espabilado, despierto; [expression] → vivo
they were alerteran espabilados, tenían la mente despierta
he's a very alert babyes un bebé muy despierto
2. (= vigilant) → alerta inv, atento
we must stay alerthay que estar atentos
3. (= aware) to be alert to sthser consciente or al tanto de algo
B. Nalerta f
to be on the alertestar alerta
to put or place troops on (the) alertponer a las tropas sobre aviso or en situación de alerta
see also red C
C. VTalertar, poner sobre aviso
to alert sb to sthalertar a algn de algo, poner a algn sobre aviso de algo
we are now alerted to the dangersahora estamos sobre aviso en cuanto a los peligros

alert

[əˈlɜːrt]
adj
(= watchful) [person] → vigilant(e)
We must stay alert → Nous devons rester vigilants.
to be alert to sth [+ danger, opportunity] → avoir conscience de qch
(= lively) [baby] → alerte, éveillé(e)
He's a very alert baby → C'est un bébé très éveillé.
nalerte f
a security alert → une alerte au danger
to give the alert → donner l'alerte
on alert → en alerte
on red alert → en alerte rouge
on the alert (gen)sur le qui-vive (MILITARY)en état d'alerte
to be on the alert for sth (= looking for) [+ opportunity] → être à l'affût de qch (= watching out for) [+ danger, attack] → être sur ses gardes face à qch
vt [+ person] → avertir
A passerby alerted the police → Un passant a averti la police.
to alert sb to sth → avertir qn de qch
to alert sb to the dangers of sth → avertir qn des dangers de qch

alert

adjaufmerksam; (as character trait) → aufgeweckt; mindscharf, hell; dogwachsam; to be alert to somethingvor etw (dat)auf der Hut sein
vtwarnen (→ to vor +dat); troopsin Gefechtsbereitschaft versetzen; fire brigade etcalarmieren
nAlarm m; to give the alert (Mil) → Gefechtsbereitschaft befehlen; (in the fire brigade etc) → den Alarm auslösen; (fig)warnen; to put somebody on the alertjdn in Alarmbereitschaft versetzen; (Mil) → jdn in Gefechtsbereitschaft versetzen; to be on (the) alerteinsatzbereit sein; (= be on lookout)auf der Hut sein (→ for vor +dat)

alert

[əˈlɜːt]
1. adj (acute, wide-awake) → sveglio/a; (watchful) → vigile; (mind) → pronto/a, agile, vivace; (expression) → intelligente
2. nallarme m
to be on the alert (person) → stare all'erta (troops) → essere in stato di allarme
3. vt to alert sb (to sth)avvisare qn (di qc), avvertire qn (di qc)
to alert sb to the dangers of sth → mettere qn in guardia contro qc

alert

(əˈləːt) adjective
1. quick-thinking. She's very old but still very alert.
2. (with to) watchful and aware. You must be alert to danger.
noun
a signal to be ready for action.
verb
to make (someone) alert; to warn. The sound of gunfire alerted us to our danger.
aˈlertly adverb
aˈlertness noun
on the alert
on the watch (for). We were on the alert for any sound that might tell us where he was.

alert

مُتَيَقِّظ, يُنَبِه ostražitý, varovat gøre opmærksom på, opmærksom wachsam, warnen άγρυπνος, προειδοποιώ alerta, alertar hälyttää, valpas alerte, alerter pripravan, uzbuniti allertare, vigile 油断なく警戒して, 警報を出す 경고하다, 방심하지 않는 alert, waarschuwen årvåken, varsle czujny, ostrzec alertar, atento бдительный, предупреждать larma, vaken เตรียมพร้อม ว่องไว, ตื่นตัว uyanık, uyarmak cảnh báo, cảnh giác 提醒, 警惕的

alert

a. alerta, dispuesto-a.

alert

adj alerta; n alerta; health — alerta sanitaria, alerta sobre peligro para la salud de una población
References in classic literature ?
At first, used as they were to the actions of unscrupulous rivals in trying to thwart their efforts, Tom and Ned had been on the alert for any signs of hidden enemies on board the steamer.
Her face was alert and lively, with a sharp chin and shrewd little eyes.
Unable longer to foil an enemy so alert and vigilant, he threw his arms about him, and succeeded in pinning the limbs of the other to his side, with an iron grasp, but one that was far too exhausting to himself to continue long.
He introduced an alert, broad-shouldered young man of years of much indiscretion and with a charming and inconsequent manner.
But the next moment from among them leaped a figure, alert, buoyant, invincible, and, axe in hand, once more essayed the passage.
His sister, on the contrary, had been alert to come out, and I strolled with her half an hour, seeking the shade, for the sun was still high and the day exceptionally warm.
By the time this cautious search is over, a stout iron-bound bucket, precisely like a well-bucket, has been attached to one end of the whip; while the other end, being stretched across the deck, is there held by two or three alert hands.
Before long Jurgis found that the custom of resting had suggested to some alert minds the possibility of registering at more than one place and earning more than one five dollars a day.
When horses and vehicles began to move along the highway, with that alert perception peculiar to a state of excitement, and which seems to be a sort of inspiration, she became aware that her headlong pace and distracted air might bring on her remark and suspicion.
Wherefore, being a practical Connecticut man, I now shoved this whole problem clear out of my mind till its appointed day and hour should come, in order that I might turn all my attention to the circumstances of the present moment, and be alert and ready to make the most out of them that could be made.
The combatants were watching each other with alert eyes; a perfect stillness, a breathless interest reigned.
The judge is still a little used up by his campaign work, and will not get out for a day or so; but when he does get out, you want to be on the alert.