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Synonyms for alert
əˈlɜrtalert

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. alertadjective

    Synonyms:
    vigilant, watchful, wary, attentive

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  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. Jeb Bush & Associates:

    This release will show voters how I earned a living over the past three decades and how much of that living I had to give back to Uncle Sam. (Spoiler alert: a lot).

  2. Mayor Bill de Blasio:

    So far, in both cases, their condition is good, i'm pleased to say both officers have been alert and communicating.

  3. Giorgos Parlantzas:

    I was sleeping in my cabin when they came to alert us. I grabbed my ID and headed for the deck where people were being assembled. It must have been about 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. And we were put onto boats.

  4. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige:

    We have three other shows we've announced, we haven't announced the players yet, but spoiler alert -- two out of three of them are women, it makes for better stories. I say, when you are sitting at a table and everyone looks like you, you're in trouble. You aren't going to get the best story out of that.

  5. Miles Harrison:

    I think all alert systems can be helpful, but alert systems alone will not work. It needs to be an alert system and a regular messaging system somehow. Because most people, myself included, can't believe this can happen to them. It's so unbelievable. You can't walk in someone else's shoes.


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