I. adjective Etymology: Italian all'erta, on the watch, literally, on the height Date: 1618 1. a. watchful and prompt to meet danger or emergency b. quick to perceive and act 2. active, brisk Synonyms: see watchful, intelligentalertly adverbalertness noun II. noun Date: 1803 1. a state of careful watching and readiness especially for danger or opportunity <
on 24-hour alert
2. a. an alarm or other signal of danger b. an urgent notice <
an alert to parents…about new immunization requirements — Ann Schrader
3. the period during which an alert is in effect III. transitive verb Date: circa 1868 1. to call to a state of readiness ; warn 2. to make aware of <
alerted the public to the dangers of pesticides

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