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Synonyms for alert
əˈlɜrtalert

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. alert

    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.

    Synonyms:
    active, brisk, hustling, lively, nimble, on the watch, prepared, prompt, ready, vigilant, watchful, wide-awake

    Antonyms:
    drowsy, dull, heavy, inactive, slow, sluggish, stupid

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. alert

    Synonyms:
    active, brisk, nimble, prepared, prompt, vigilant, ready, wakeful, watchful, on the watch, lively

    Antonyms:
    slow, sleepy, lazy, absent, unready, oblivious, sluggish, inactive, unwatchful, dilatory, drowsy

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. alert, qui vivenoun

    condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

    "bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

    Synonyms:
    alarm, warning signal, alarum, alerting, qui vive

    Antonyms:
    unalert, unvigilant, incognizant, lethargic, unenrgetic, unwatchful, unaware

  2. alert, alertingnoun

    a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

    Synonyms:
    alarm, warning signal, alarum, alerting, qui vive, alertness

    Antonyms:
    unenrgetic, unalert, unwatchful, incognizant, unaware, unvigilant, lethargic

  3. alarm, alert, warning signal, alarumadjective

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, alarm, qui vive, alarm system, alerting, dismay

    Antonyms:
    unenrgetic, incognizant, unwatchful, lethargic, unalert, unvigilant, unaware

  4. alert, watchfuladjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    alive(p), sleepless, spanking, insomniac, zippy, awake(p), brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, watchful

    Antonyms:
    unvigilant, unaware, unenrgetic, unwatchful, unalert, lethargic, incognizant

  5. alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippyadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    unaware, unvigilant, incognizant, lethargic, unenrgetic, unalert, unwatchful

  6. 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"

    Antonyms:
    lethargic, unaware, incognizant, unalert, unvigilant, unwatchful, unenrgetic

  7. alarm, alertverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    alarm, dismay, appall, appal, horrify

    Antonyms:
    lethargic, unenrgetic, unalert, unaware, unvigilant, incognizant, unwatchful

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alarm call

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alertadjective

    Synonyms:
    watchful, vigilant, circumspect, wary, heedful, on the alert, on one's guard, on the watch, on the lookout

  2. alertadjective

    Synonyms:
    active, brisk, nimble, agile, smart, lively, sprightly, spirited, supple, quick, spry, ready, prompt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alertadjective

    Synonyms:
    vigilant, watchful, wary, attentive

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ALERT

    Synonyms:
    Cardiology Assessment of Lescol® (fluvastatin) in Renal Transplantation Neurology Adjunctive Lamictal in Epilepsy: Response to Treatment

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How to use alert in a sentence?

  1. David Ige:

    Please be alert and prepare now to keep Keala Noel family safe.

  2. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can complel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

  3. David Ige:

    Please be alert and prepare now to keep your family safe.

  4. Venu Menon:

    While these symptoms lack specificity they will empower more people to alert EMS, on the flip side, a large proportion of worried well may also clog up limited EMS services if an alarmist approach is taken.

  5. Tim Macy:

    Gun Owners of America devised a plan to slow things down over that three-day holiday to allow us, the National Rifle Association, other gun organizations to alert their members to call in and absolutely bury the United States Senate phone lines, email access and everything else with the threat of' You're going to lose all your races if you do this,' at the end of the three-day weekend, even the Republicans in the U.S. Senate who were saying' We've got to cave on something' -- all of a sudden Gun Owners of America backbones turned into titanium.


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