alert, qui vive(noun)
condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
"bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum(adj)
an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
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"
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy(adj)
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"
jovial, natty, marvelous, festive, rattling(a), brisk, wondrous, nipping, peppy, spruce, resilient, mirthful, jocund, frosty, festal, tremendous, grand, marvellous, snappy, live, racy, bouncing, watchful, lively, bouncy, wonderful, dapper, jolly, gay, spanking, springy, alive(p), tonic, fresh, awake(p), nippy, raffish, jaunty, fantastic, merry, terrific, spiffy, rakish, rattling, snappish, howling(a), refreshful, dashing, spirited, full of life, bracing, crisp, whipping, refreshing, zippy, vital
alert, alive(p), awake(p)(verb)
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"
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Alert, ready, and wide-awake refer to a watchful promptness for action. Ready suggests thoughtful preparation; the wandering Indian is alert, the trained soldier is ready. Ready expresses more life and vigor than prepared. The gun is prepared; the man is ready. Prompt expresses readiness for appointment or demand at the required moment. The good general is ready for emergencies, alert to perceive opportunity or peril, prompt to seize occasion. The sense of brisk, nimble is the secondary and now less common signification of alert. Compare ACTIVE; ALIVE; NIMBLE; VIGILANT.
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How to use alert in a sentence?
We had a faith that we will continue the pregnancy and hopefully we wouldn't lose him. And now we are today where he's not showing signs of going anywhere. He is -- you can tell -- so loved, he has the brightest eyes, he recognizes so many things, he's so alert. We are just aware of the miracle of what he's doing and also the reality of what may happen tomorrow.
The minister was very serious to instruct police to provide maximum security to prisons in vulnerable areas, they are on high alert.
Now, ShakeAlert only issues alerts when four of our traditional seismic stations are triggered, but if we also have mobile phone data, maybe we would need only one station to trigger before issuing an alert.
Johannes Meintjes… is one of the more articulate South Africans of his generation. A prolific painter, he is also a fluent author in both English and Afrikaans. With unresting curiosity about South African national and regional history, he seems blessedly free from political or racial bias, and when he writes of nations or persons in conflict is alert to what is good or bad on both sides.
The purpose of the warning is simple, to alert minority investors that those companies could see untoward price movements, whether MSCI or any other index chooses to take that into account is entirely for them to decide and we would not then create a new activity for the SFC to decide that because of the index's decision, which are independent, whether or not to issue a concentration warning in the first place or whether to withdraw them.
Translations for alert
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- тревога, внимателен, бдителенBulgarian
- alerta, alertar, vigilantCatalan, Valencian
- poplach, výstraha, upozorněníCzech
- aufmerksam, Alarm, verständigen, wachsamGerman
- vigla, mallacaEsperanto
- alarma, alerto, alerta, alertar, vigilanteSpanish
- pirteä, virkeäFinnish
- alerte, alarmeFrench
- gradScottish Gaelic
- արթուն, զգոն, զգաստArmenian
- allarme, allertaItalian
- 警戒, 機敏, 警報, 警告Japanese
- aläertLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- matawhiuwhiu, ohitu, mataara, tauwhiro, matatū, ohiti, hiwaMāori
- attent, attentaMaltese
- oppmerksom, varsel, våken, varsle, alarm, advarselNorwegian
- бдительный, сигнализация, предупреждение, внимательный, тревога, оповещение, настороженный, сообщениеRussian
- vaken, larm, alertSwedish
- chonjo, tahadhariSwahili
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