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1. alert

verb. ['əˈlɝːt'] warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness.

Synonyms

  • wake
  • warn

Antonyms

  • dry fly
  • wet fly
  • stand still

Etymology

  • alerte (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Alert

  • disconcert
  • vanwert
  • subvert
  • reassert
  • mcwhirt
  • dilbert
  • convert
  • concert
  • boisvert
  • unhurt
  • thibert
  • squirt
  • revert
  • pervert
  • mcguirt
  • mcgirt
  • invert
  • insert
  • exert
  • divert
  • dessert
  • desert
  • spurt
  • skirt
  • schwerdt
  • overt
  • inert
  • flirt
  • evert
  • blurt

Example sentences of the word alert


1. Adjective
They are watchful and alert, meaning strangers approaching the family or home may be met with suspicion.

2. Verb, base form
That will alert the clock's system that you intend to change the time.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Box" address, instead of a street address, be on the alert.

4. Adverb
Stay alert for studio auctions.

Quotes containing the word alert


1. God alert!"Blackjack yelled. "It's the wine dude!Mr. D sighed in exasperation. "The next person, or horse, who calls me the 'wine dude' will end up in a bottle of Merlot!
- Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse

2. Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood.
- Maya Angelou, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now

3. From now on I hope always to stay alert, to educate myself as best I can. But lacking this, in Future I will relaxedly turn back to my secret mind to see what it has observed when I thought I was sitting this one out. We never sit anything out.We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

2. alert

adjective. ['əˈlɝːt'] engaged in or accustomed to close observation.

Synonyms

  • open-eyed
  • argus-eyed
  • wary
  • lidless
  • awake
  • wakeful
  • heads-up
  • wide-awake
  • sleepless
  • watchful
  • fly
  • lively

Antonyms

  • dull
  • unwary
  • asleep
  • fearlessness

Etymology

  • alerte (French)

3. alert

noun. ['əˈlɝːt'] a warning serves to make you more alert to danger.

Synonyms

  • warning

Antonyms

  • trustful
  • topped

Etymology

  • alerte (French)

4. alert

noun. ['əˈlɝːt'] an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger.

Synonyms

  • fogsignal
  • torpedo
  • signaling
  • red flag
  • sign
  • fire alarm
  • signal
  • siren
  • tocsin
  • warning signal
  • alarm bell
  • horn
  • alarum
  • foghorn
  • burglar alarm
  • air alert

Antonyms

  • uncommunicative
  • unimpressive
  • man
  • blind

Etymology

  • alerte (French)

5. alert

adjective. ['əˈlɝːt'] mentally perceptive and responsive.

Synonyms

  • cognisant
  • awake
  • cognizant
  • aware

Antonyms

  • alarming
  • unalarming
  • defend
  • fire

Etymology

  • alerte (French)

6. alert

adjective. ['əˈlɝːt'] quick and energetic.

Synonyms

  • brisk
  • energetic
  • spanking
  • zippy
  • snappy
  • lively
  • merry

Antonyms

  • negativeness
  • positiveness
  • negativity
  • positivity

Etymology

  • alerte (French)

7. alert

noun. ['əˈlɝːt'] condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action.

Synonyms

  • qui vive
  • readiness
  • red alert
  • strip alert
  • preparedness
  • air alert

Antonyms

  • wake
  • fall asleep
  • deep
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • alerte (French)
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