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    alert - Dictionary definition and meaning for word alert

    Definition
    (noun) condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    Synonyms : qui vive
    Example Sentence
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
    Definition
    (noun) a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    Synonyms : alerting
    Definition
    (noun) an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
    Synonyms : alarm , alarum , warning signal
    Definition
    (verb) warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
    Synonyms : alarm
    Example Sentence
    • The empty house alarmed him
    • We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries
    Definition
    (adj) engaged in or accustomed to close observation
    Synonyms : watchful
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) quick and energetic
    Synonyms : brisk , lively , merry , rattling , snappy , spanking , zippy
    Example Sentence
    • a brisk walk in the park
    • a lively gait
    • a merry chase
    • traveling at a rattling rate
    • a snappy pace
    • a spanking breeze
    Definition
    (adj) mentally perceptive and responsive
    Synonyms : alive , awake
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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