alarmeren

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From French alarmer, from Middle French alarme, itself from Italian all'arme! (“to arms!, to the weapons!”), ultimately from Latin arma (arms, weapons).

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alarmeren (past singular alarmeerde, past participle gealarmeerd)

  1. (transitive) To alarm, bring in a state of alert, warn, notably by means of an alarm signal
    De uitkijkposten alarmeren het hoofdkwartier telkens wanneer de vijand nadert
    The observer posts alert HQ each time the enemy approaches
  2. (figuratively, transitive) To alarm, disquiet, disturb

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