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  Words related to alert

Related / Similar Words: alarm, warning signal, alarum, alerting, qui vive, alive(p), awake(p)

 

Definition:
  • an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger;
  • a warning serves to make you more alert to danger;
  • condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action; "bombers were put on alert during the crisis";
  • 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";
  • very attentive or observant; "an alert and responsive baby is a joy"; "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";
  • (usually followed by `to'') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive; "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";
  • not unconscious; especially having become conscious; "the patient is now awake and alert";
  • mentally responsive; "an alert mind";

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    See Also: awake(p), lively, wary

     

    Hyponyms: torpedo, air alert, burglar alarm, fire alarm, foghorn, fogsignal, horn, red flag, siren, tocsin, alarm bell, Emergency Alert System, EAS, red alert, strip alert, wake

     

    Derivational Morphology: alarm, qui vive, warning signal, alarum, alerting, dismay, consternation

     

    Anagrams: ratel, alter, later

     

     
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