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alert

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1 paying close attention usually for the purpose of anticipating approaching danger or opportunity

  • she needed to stay alert throughout the train ride so as not to miss her stop
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on guard, on one's toes, on the alert, on the ball, on the qui vive, on tiptoe

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3 having or showing quickness of mind

  • an alert and well-trained sheep dog who can handle difficult situations
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4 having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation

  • an alert force of commandos, ready to go on a mission at a momentʼs notice
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watchful, vigilant, wide-awake, alert mean being on the lookout especially for danger or opportunity. watchful is the least explicit term.
    • the watchful eye of the department supervisor
vigilant suggests intense, unremitting, wary watchfulness.
    • eternally vigilant in the safeguarding of democracy
wide-awake applies to watchfulness for opportunities and developments more often than dangers.
    • wide-awake companies latched onto the new technology
alert stresses readiness or promptness in meeting danger or in seizing opportunity.
    • alert traders anticipated the stock market's slide

alert

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1 the act or an instance of telling beforehand of danger or risk

  • the white flash of the doeʼs raised tail, giving the "danger" alert to her fawns
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2 the state of being constantly attentive and responsive to signs of opportunity, activity, or danger

  • the doctor told the patient to be on the alert for any signs of infection
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alert

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to give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk

  • alerted us to the possibility that the roads would be flooded and we might have to take a detour
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